I was bored today (as usual) so I was thinking what would be better. If you brewed today, and you needed this beer to be bottled and ready in 5 weeks, would it be better to leave in the primary for 3 weeks, and bottle for 2, or primary for 2 weeks and bottle for 3.
I usually leave my beers in the primary for 3 weeks, then bottle for 3 weeks. Most of them are good after 2 weeks, but that 3rd week does some amazing things.
So, I was thinking that maybe it would be more beneficial if you only had 5 weeks, to stick it in the bottle so it can bottle condition that extra week.