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victoryss364 05-21-2012 03:27 PM

To bottle or waste of time?
 
I started my first extract kit on April 23. The instructions said to let it ferment for 7-10Laura days and once fermentation stopped bottle immediately. Unfortunately I got busy around that time and haven't had a chance to do it. It's been in a dark closet with the air lock still in place. Is it still ok to bottle it or would I just be wasting my time? It's an American Pale Ale kit by the way.

rhamilton 05-21-2012 03:28 PM

You are fine. Most beers are very happy 30-days in primary.

daddyo 05-21-2012 03:29 PM

Bottle away - longer fermentation is rarely a bad thing, and is often a good thing.

broadbill 05-21-2012 03:29 PM

still good....7-10 days is on the shy side actually, especially if you didn't control fermentation temps in some way.

victoryss364 05-21-2012 03:42 PM

Good, I've been pretty excited about this. I guess I'll go buy a few bottles today. Thanks for the quick replies.

WTexan 05-21-2012 04:03 PM

How long has it been? The main thing is letting it sit on the yeast bed too long past fermentation can cause undesirable taste.

victoryss364 05-21-2012 04:29 PM

Not quite a month since I put it in the carboy

broadbill 05-21-2012 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WTexan (Post 4103700)
How long has it been? The main thing is letting it sit on the yeast bed too long past fermentation can cause undesirable taste.

This is a myth.

kh54s10 05-21-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WTexan (Post 4103700)
How long has it been? The main thing is letting it sit on the yeast bed too long past fermentation can cause undesirable taste.

This would require many months! Many years ago it was accepted that you need to get the beer off the yeast soon after the active fermentation had finished. It is now pretty well accepted that you should leave the beer alone for 3 -5 weeks. Some have left their beer on the yeast for six months or more for various reasons and have had no problems.

kh54s10 05-21-2012 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by victoryss364 (Post 4103784)
Not quite a month since I put it in the carboy

IMO this is almost perfect timing.


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