I'm new to home brewing and here's the scoop. I've brewed 6 beers to date and haven't had a single one finish at the "proper" FG. I say "proper" as I understand things don't happen exactly the way they're projected all the time. They've all been extract kits using SF-05 or SF-04 dry ale yeast. On my second batch I started making yeast starters 100g DME/1000mL. They've all basically had a difference of 0.030ish from OG to FG. For example: My extra IPA was brewed on 4/1/18 with an OG of 1.056. Projected FG: 1.017. Grav readings since: 4/29/18 was 1.029 5/5/18 was 1.028 511/18 was 1.028 My Chocolate Milk Stout was brewed 4/9/18 with an OG 1.069. Projected FG: 1.023. Grav readings since: 4/22/18 was 1.046 5/9/18 was 1.044 5/11/18 was 1.044 I have done a dry Irish Stout and a Brown with similar numbers. I use a refractometer to measure my gravity. Fermentation temps have held steady at 67-68 F for every batch. I've tried "rousing" the yeast by agitating the fermenters... I've scoured the web for solutions and what I've deduced is that the LME that comes with kits sometimes results in higher FGs. Anyone have any advice? Help please! Note: The taste of the first 3 I brewed was fine; I'd say borderline good, yet they just seem like they had a little wasted potential.