I am at day 12 of my first brew from a True Brew Belgian Ale. I checked the gravity at day 6 (the kit said I could be ready to bottle after 7 days even though everyone says let it go for a few weeks). The reading I got was 1.020. I let it go and checked it again (day 12) and got the same reading of 1.020. According to the kit, FG should be between 1.007 and 1.011. Is that 0.010 a big issue? It has been at the same gravity reading for 7 days days, what are the chances it will drop any more if I leave it in the primary?
Differences between Day 6 and Day 12 are: - The beer is clearer, not as foggy and looks a lot like other Belgian Ales I have had. - On Day 6, there was quite a bit of 'fizziness' when I tasted it. On Day 12, the 'fizziness' is much less but the bitterness is quite high (more so than the pale ale I am drinking right now)
Will the bitterness dissipate some if I leave it in the primary longer or during bottle conditioning?