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Extra Pale Male

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Hi everyone,
First time poster here. I have put down my first ginger beer (morgans) and read the SG when first going in at 1020. It has now been three days and the reading is at 1000. I am thinking that this is too quick for me to get that reading and there has been a problem in the fermentation process.
Has anyone had this experience or advice?

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I've made a couple of ginger beers, never a kit but my start OG has been around that figure. You might find the OG goes even lower depending on the yeast. First one I did I used Champagne yeast and that was superdry, had to artificially sweeten. Subsequent have used some Kveik yeast and we all know that is fast. I did add plenty of nutrient as didn't think there was much real food with raw ginger, sugar and lemon juice.
One other thing as it was a kit it did get a really good stir at the beginning sometimes the heavier sugars still sink and form a dense layer in the bottom. This can happen with wine kits I believe? Might be worth a gentle stir in case the sugary syrup is near the bottom.
Recheck 24 hours and if stable you're good to go to your next stage.
 

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Duncbrewer I have a quick question this is my 3rd ginger beer kit, The first one I stirred before bottling and had a lot of sediment in the bottle. The second one I didn't stir and had little sediment but not much carbonation. What is the correct procedure in your opinion.
 

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