Originally Posted by Ramon
My first batch is at 4 weeks June 1. How long should I let this age (within reason) before I try to bottle? Also I'd like to carbonate. Do I prime this the same way I'd do beer? Thanks and sorry if this has been answered before.
I shoot for 6 weeks minimum but don't worry too much about going past that. I did have a 6 month+ batch that had clearly detrimental oxidation. I ferment in a 5 gallon better bottle filled about to the neck. No transferring except to prime/bottle. Priming process is the same, but I go for a higher volume of co2
Primary: Highrise IPA w/ extra Simcoe and Citra, Smoke Bomb Imperial Smoked Chipotle Porter, Lime Apfelwein
Secondary: Houblonmonstre 3
Bottled: ApfelweinC (+Concentrate), Unicorn Blood 2 (AW+1.5g Black Cherry Juice), Bavarian Hefeweizen 2
Next Batches: Wheat Stout, Quick n Dirty Berliner Weiss, Antithesis Saison du Vin, Split Open and Melt Imperial Stout