I was just reading elvish`s FG thread today, I am in a similar situation and just want to get some opinions. I too am just geting back into it and my final FG is higher than I thought it would be. ingredients used, One can Morgans pilsner base malts how much not sure? 200 gm caramel specialty malts 200 gm extra light dry maly 15gm saaz hops. 1 pack of morgans premium ale yeast. gypsum Irish moss. I got this as a set and forgot to weigh the base malt, and it doesnt say in the instructions. Don't know if I needed the gypsum. only came with a small amout so I put half of it in. I mashed the B. malt, steeped the caramel boiled for 60 mins hops and dry malt and Irish moss added at 50min. cooled and added to fermenter, toped up with bottled mineral water. OG 1044, FG 1012 but the instructions say it should finish at 1005? After reading elvish`s thread I started wondering as I have no real idea, how much unfermentables are in this. I also was in a bit of a panic (first brew back and first P.Mash.) I forgot to aerate the water. I also put the hops right in the boil and didn't strain it. could this affect FG? having all that muck suspended in the wort_ The wort tastes great, not sweat at all. Looks and tastes like a good beer (to me) without the gas. I plan to bottle a couple of pet bottles, and leave the rest just to see how it goes. all Thoughts are welcome. Cheers.