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Old 03-28-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default Dilemma.... First Batch

I have a batch in the primary for 1 week 3 days. Belgain Style White, partial malt kit. It came with Munton's E491 which I used.
Checked the SG today and it is down in the proper range. Instruction sheet says 1.010 - 1.015, mine is at 1.0129.

I want to leave it on the yeast cake as long as I can but I have to leave town for a week this coming Sunday. The way I see it I have 3 options and I need some suggestions....

1) Leave it in the primary til I get back (total time in primary 3 weeks)

2) secondary it before I roll out

3) Bottle it Saturday, 3 days from now if I get consistent SG readings

Sooooo, What would you do???

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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I'd personally leave it on the yeast cake in the primary for 3 total weeks, and bottle when you get back. The beer should only improve between now and then by sitting in the primary for the extra time.

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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I agree, I'd rather leave it in primary longer then bottle or transfer it to secondary.

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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I typically don't bother bottling or kegging most of my beers before four weeks. So, you'll be fine at 3, and will likely wind up with better beer because of it.

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input all... I really kinda' knew what the answer would be....



Why don't they sell PATIENCE at the LBHS?

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