Originally Posted by J-meB
Just brewed my 4th batch.
5 1/2 gallons
3# light DME
3.3 Muntons light LME
steeped grain bag at 170 for 45 mins in 2 1/4 gallons with
1/4# black patent
3/4# chocolate malt
sparged with 1/4 gallon at 170
8oz bakers cocoa@ 35 mins
1/4 cup turbinado sugar@35 mins
1oz Perele at 60 mins.
O.G. was 1055
Pitched with s04
How long till you think this will be ready?
I plan to primary for 10-14 days
Secondary another 10-14
Bottle for two weeks?
This is my first porter so any suggestions would be great.
Only your hydrometer readings can decide when it'll be ready. If your FG reading is stable for 3-4 days, then it's ready, your fermentation is pretty much done. That's the only way to be 100% sure.
But, the extra time is good in order to let your yeast cleanup after themselves. The more you let it age, the better your beer will be (to some extent).
Follow your hydrometer reading and everything will be allright.