well its been about two weeks (tomorrow) now, still looks to be about 1.018 for SG (although Beersmih estimated a finish of 1.014 so maybe its not all that bad). And I did add another packet of the same nottingham yeast last week which may be why it looks murky in the middle. The top color looking down from the top of the carboy looks normal for Irish red. It was dead still when I took the sample to be sure I did not disturb the bottom.
The wine thief sample I took just looks super murky.... maybe too much suspended yeast (?).
I leave for Germany tomorrow so I am going to let it sit another week. It smells fine, just looks like sh%t and the sg is a bit high.
When I get back home I will cold crash it for a couple of days and then take another gravity reading. It was my first BIAB but all my OG and Mash PH seemed to be close to the beersmith targets. Since I am not too far off the brewsmith FG estimate maybe it will finish over the next week and I can get it cleared through a good cold crash.
My Post Boil SG was 1.048