Hey all. Comments please:
My kolsch has been in the fermenter for 14 days. I was curious so I checked the gravity reading, which was 1.014. I was expecting it to be lower. I was curious if - 1) this is of concern, and 2) if so, what I can do to lower it. I also noticed the yeast (2565) did not drop and there is a layer of yeast on the top of the wort. Following are the particulars:
- used 2565. used 1 liter yeast starter for 24 hours. decanted off most of the junky starter wort;
- consistent temp of between 58-60;
- airlock bubbled very vigorously (more than I've ever experienced) for a solid 3 days and slower over the next 4 days. no activity after 7 days;
- OG was 1.049.
- used a bucket, so I know there can be some CO2 seepage;
- basic grain bill - 90% pilsner, 10% Vienna, and a few ounces of acid malt;
- used spring water and added 1/2 of a campden tablet. didn't review the water profile.
If it doesn't move, this will give me 4.6%, which I'm OK with. However, I really want this to be on the crisp, dry side, so I want to make sure I'm getting what I should out of the yeast. I appreciate any comments. Cheers.