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Old 05-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
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You are fine. Most beers are very happy 30-days in primary.

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #3
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Bottle away - longer fermentation is rarely a bad thing, and is often a good thing.

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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still good....7-10 days is on the shy side actually, especially if you didn't control fermentation temps in some way.

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Old 05-21-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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Good, I've been pretty excited about this. I guess I'll go buy a few bottles today. Thanks for the quick replies.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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How long has it been? The main thing is letting it sit on the yeast bed too long past fermentation can cause undesirable taste.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #7
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Not quite a month since I put it in the carboy

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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.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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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.
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Not quite a month since I put it in the carboy
IMO this is almost perfect timing.
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