This is my 2nd brew ever and I can't get hydrometer reading below 1.02. I transferred to secondary tonight. Can I add new yeast to brew? Also can u add water to bring up to 5 gal level? I didn't stir layer of stuff on bottom of bucket which I understand my reactivate yeast. It tasted ok but supposed to be 1.01 to 1.015
I plugged in the heat belt I have and air lock started to bubble once every couple minutes Temp on bucket now says 70 deg. I assume that means fermentation has begun again? Another ? - bottled my 1st batch Sunday. How warm do bottles need to be to carbonate?
Help - fermentation at day 9 seems to have stopped. Took 2 readings in 2 days and stuck at 1.02. Beggining was 1.052. Should I rack to secondary, stir, leave alone??? Some small bubbles on top but everything seems to have certainly settled down. Ending gravity supposed to be 1.01-1.012