I was wondering if anyone knew of gravity reference chart out there. I am knew to brewing and would like to have a standard to go by for different type of brew. I took a 7 day gravity of my red ale and it was 1.015, yet I dont yet have the knowledge to just know if that is normal or not.
The BJCP has starting gravity and final gravity ranges for all types of beer.http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/catdex.php
I’m not sure if that is what you are looking for. You can estimate your final gravity based on the attenuation profile of the yeast. The only sure way to know if your beer is finished is to do a fast ferment test, but it’s easier just to check gravity a couple days in a row. When it does not change, the beer is finished.
You can look up the ‘BJCP guidelines’ on google for reference. In my experience extract brews end in a bit higher gravity.
If the gravity remains stable for 3-4 days (if it’s still 1.015 after 4 days). Then it is likely done fermenting
cool thanks guys