This my absolutely first time brewing beer. I'm excited to try brewing my own and experimenting with flavours etc.
I bought a kit from a from a brew store which included a fermenter and everything I thought I'd need. I asked for the recipe for a Leffe Blonde.
So after careful sanitising, I mixed all of the ingredients in the fermenter together, and pitched the yeast. The wort temperature at this stage was 24C/75F. I measured the gravity then, and it was 1.052
It's pretty cold where I am in Sydney now, and after a couple of nights, the fermenter temp dropped to about 16C/61F. I ended up buying a heat pad and temperature controller to keep the fermenter temp between 19-20C/66-68F.
After 4 days the bubbling in the airlock stopped, I measured the gravity at 1.022.
I measured a week later and the gravity hasn't changed. It will now be 3 weeks on Sunday and the gravity still hasn't changed. It tastes a little like beer but quite sweet and yeasty, and it doesn't look like the yeast has flocculated and is still suspended in the wort.
What could be going on, have I somehow got a stuck fermentation? Should I just have some more patience and leave it longer? There is no Krausen on the top of the beer and it seems that the yeast in the kit was an S-33. I don't know what other information to provide...
Any help would be greatly appreciated :)