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Old 11-24-2008, 02:29 PM   #1
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Today my porter will be in primary for 3 weeks. I had planned on Bottling today but I caught a bad cold. If I don't bottle today it will have to sit another full week. From what I have read here this doesn't seem like it should really be an issue. I am just looking to double check with you guys, I don't want to screw up my first batch.

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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Today my porter will be in primary for 3 weeks. I had planned on Bottling today but I caught a bad cold. If I don't bottle today it will have to sit another full week. From what I have read here this doesn't seem like it should really be an issue. I am just looking to double check with you guys, I don't want to screw up my first batch.

I leave nearly all my beers a minimum 4 weeks in primary...So you're fine...

And it's probably better that you sneezing in the bottling bucket, anyway.

Get well soon.

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Old 11-24-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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Thank you Revvy.....I figured as much but just wanted to be sure.

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Old 11-24-2008, 03:47 PM   #4
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I leave nearly all my beers a minimum 4 weeks in primary...So you're fine...
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Get well soon.
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With Revvy around, I am so redundant on here.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:33 PM   #5
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With Revvy around, I am so redundant on here.
Heavens no, you aren't redundant! I prefer to think of you as.... umm.... superfluous.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:37 PM   #6
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I left my last batch in my fermentor for 6 weeks (kid got sick, then I got sick, the I was out of town on business...). After that brew conditioned in the bottle for 3 weeks the beer turned out to be the best damned beer I've yet to make. I'm considering waiting 6 weeks for all my beers...though I know that'll never happen. I'm way to impatient.

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Thanks Guys.........I guess I am good to go.

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Maybe someday I'll have enough stuff in the pipeline to develop that kind of patience, but now 2 weeks is pushing my limit pretty hard! (I will add right here that the beer I'm drinking tonight would have been a great one to leave in primary for another week or two which would have cleared this up a lot)

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I have gaps in my pipeline if I can't get to brew, but I don't sacrifice good taste fro impatience....A low pipeline is an excuse to hit the beerstore....there's always some new beer that needs me to try it, some new style to consider brewing...or some old favorite that misses me....

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