Out of 50+ batches I've made, only 2 have been in primary bucket for more than a week. the first one was from the northern brewer carmelite tripel partial mash kit, which came out awesome- but that was what the recipe called for. the second is a beer i made 2 weeks ago but it's my own recipe. since i moved my brew op to a new place last weekend, i didn't have time to transfer so i left it thinking all should be OK.
What do you think about extending primary fermentation to 2 weeks instead of 1? anyone know what this does to the beer's character if anything?
I've read that some people like to keep it on yeast bed for extra long (3-4 weeks someone wrote- don't know about that one), most have said to transfer after a week, and I even remember reading when i started brewing that the longer a beer is in contact with the spent grain and yeast on the bottom of the bucket, the more chance for off flavors.
please weigh in.