Forget about the foam, and the bubbles, and the date.
Check the gravity in a couple days. If it hasn't moved, you can move to bottling. If it has, give it longer and check again later! Or just forget about it for a few weeks, or months! As long as it's sanitary, it'll just keep getting better. I have 2 NB kits on the shelf, and one in primary that I brewed on Monday this week. It's going to stay there, too, until at least the middle of June (Kit says give it 2 weeks)
I started brewing in January, and was VERY impatient with my first batches. They were OK, but while I was drinking those, I was still brewing. By the time I got to batches 7 and 8 they were 2 months old (4 weeks primary, 4 weeks secondary, force carb in a keg)
They were MUCH better than the beers I choked down at 3 weeks.
Originally Posted by Ecnerwal
What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
Last edited by SweetSounds; 05-20-2010 at 03:42 AM.