I'm brewing two Coopers kits at the moment - a Pilsner and an India Pale Ale. Both have a generic leaflet which suggests I should leave 6 days at 21 degrees for fermentation (which seems quite short) or measure the SG as consistent over 2 days.
I'm now on day 12. The Pils SG is consistent but there are still bubbles rising. The IPA has dropped from 1.008/7 to 1.006 in the last two days and also has bubbles. I've only just started taking SG readings for brews - up to now I always went on the more amateur "are there still bubbles rising" method of detection.
My temperature has probably been a little low. I keep the fermenters in my hot press in the house, but it's been unseasonably cold the last week. When I check the temp it's usually about 19/20.
I don't want to bottle too early as I'm afraid of exploding bottles. Are my brews ready?