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Old 12-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Is 1.070 too big to bottle after 4 weeks?

I've decided to skip the secondary and go straight to bottle with this batch. I know many on here do that already, but I was wondering if I should leave it in the primary longer..? At what point is it too long in the primary?

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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What was the OG?

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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What was your mash temp?

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:48 PM   #4
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I'm assuming you mean the OG was 1.070 - if that's the FG, something is very, very wrong.

I'm planning to bottle my 1.089 stout after 4 weeks. How it'll be, I don't know yet. I've heard you can get away with up to a couple months in primary with no autolysis, but I've never pushed it past 5 weeks with a session-strength beer (and it tasted good).

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #5
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If I'm reading this right, you brewed a 1.070 OG Ale 4 weeks ago. You are wondering if now is the appropriate time to bottle. Short answer would be yes, but I would still check the FG. And more importantly at this point, taste a sample first before preparing your bottles and priming solution.

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Old 12-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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you'll be fine bottling now. wouldn't hurt to wait a little longer but gains are minimal at this point: fermentation should be over (confirm this) and you're now into bulk aging. not a required step so bottle as/when you want.

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I just bottled a 1.070 IPA after 4 weeks in the primary and it's fine. It's been in the bottle for just a week as of yesterday and it tastes great. I'd say you're fine to bottle.

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I'm glad I stumbled upon this as I have the same question.

I've got a 1.071 IPA in primary now that I was wondering what time frame I should be shooting for. I was thinking 3 weeks but maybe I'll push it out to 4.

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I was thinking 3 weeks but maybe I'll push it out to 4.
For 1.070 OG, I typically do 4 weeks in the primary (the last week is the dryhop).
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For 1.070 OG, I typically do 4 weeks in the primary (the last week is the dryhop).
That's what I'm thinking.

3 weeks, rack [if I'm feeling ambitious], and dry hop.

Won't be ready for x-mas but I can certainly give out some under carbed samples.
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