Is my fermentation stuck? What else can I do?

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  1. Emily185

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    #1 Emily185, Nov 7, 2016
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    Hi, I'm currently brewing a Muntons Smugglers ale. O.g. Was 1.051. It's been in the bin for 2.5 weeks and it's only got down to 1.017. Temp has been a constant 19 degrees, but I bumped it up to 20.5 at the weekend when I noticed it was t doing much still.

    At the weekend it was 1.020, so it has dropped a bit. I gave it a gentle stir then and upped the temp from 19 to 20.5.
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    Should I add more yeast? Give it more time? Or just give up and bottle it?

    Thanks
     
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    Mark D Pirate Well-Known Member

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    Something wrong there , gravity should only go up if you add more sugars or has it now dropped to 1.017 ?
    How much yeast did you pitch to start with ?
    Rehydrated it ?
     
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    Give it another week Emily or wait three days take a sample and if it's not dropped in the last three days she's flocked out of action. Just my 2c :) there's always more time patience is a vertu they say.
     

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