Gravity reading

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pinkeye
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Gravity reading

Post by pinkeye » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:00 pm

Took gravity on 13/02/21 12 days after being in the fv at 19c, on a coopers mexican lager, and the hydrometer teld 1.015. On 14/02/21 turned fv up to 21c reading someware to help finish of fermentation and took next gravity reading on 15/02/21 expecting to bottle beer strait away only to find gravity at1.022, so checked hydrometer in tepid water for calibration and all seams right. Is this unusual and should I bottle now or wait longer, have set fv back to 19c. Any help please? :-k
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Re: Gravity reading

Post by f00b4r » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:11 pm

The gravity cannot have gone up, unless something was added to the beer so something is off.
You can always leave it another couple of days and take another reading.
If testing the hydrometer in water, ensure that you measure the actual temperature and check against what yours is set up for.

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Re: Gravity reading

Post by pinkeye » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:50 pm

Bottled lager on 17/02/21, first filled a trial jar and checked it was 1.022. After bottling lager the likes of an hour or towards shecked again at 1.015 maybe i've just got a slow hydrometer.

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