Originally Posted by Grantman1
I'm a noob and wondering if it's possible to have my beer in primary for too long? It's been 3 weeks so far. Will it be fine if I leave it there for 5 weeks total before bottling? I've been away and am leaving again in 2 days so I may not have time to bottle it for a while.
Let me know - thanks!
It depends a lot on the style. A light lager would suffer. On the other hand, i had a Guiness clone on primary for six months and it was delicious. IMHO, five weeks is not too long for an ale.