Hello everyone, just joined AHA and inquiring for the first time.
I've brewing ales from grains for a while but often the FG don't pass 1.030. Usually my OG (several recipes) is around 1.060 and I follow the standard practices (i.e. hydrate the yeast at friendly temperature, aggressively aerate the wort and ferment in my basement between 65-70F). Water is above the average quality where I live.
Also, I like to brew small batches of 3 gallons and use just one yeast package (usually Safale 05) which should be enough for this gravity and volume. My last batch I moved the fermenter to the house upper levels for extra activity and diacetyl rest but the refractometer still did not move that much.
Any clues on what might be influencing this? My beer is usually tasty and acceptable but this limited fermentation is still an open item.