I'm sure this has been covered many times before as it seems like it would be a popular beginner question, but I will ask again. I probably will do what I will do anyway this first time around because I want to drink my beer soon
But I want the info to be better able to make informed decissions in the future.
I made my first batch using extracts and had a lag time of about 6 1/2 hours.
Activity stopped about a day and a half later and it's been sitting since, this is day 3. I want to bottle this weekend.
Charlie Papazian suggests this method (5-14 days) while Palmer says 2-3 weeks for this type of beer/extract/recipe before bottling.
I think I would be satisfied if my batch at least tasted like beer. What would I benifit from a longer wait? I don't wanna wait