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Old 02-20-2011, 05:10 AM   #1
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I'm on my third batch of brew and by the time I get around to bottling it, ( I will be traveling, otherwise I would bottle it after about a week) it will have been in my fermenter for 15 days. Is that to long of a wait? My other 2 brews( Northrim wheat-7 days and Belgian abbey-9 days before bottling.) This batch is an American IPA.

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:17 AM   #2
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Nope, your beer will be fine, and probably better for the age. I recommend checking out some of the opinions in the beginner topics stickied in this forum. Definitely let your beer wait the 15 days, if not longer.

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:17 AM   #3
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Nope it will be perfectly fine, alot of people leave their brews in primary 3 - 4 weeks.

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:22 AM   #4
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I only have one fermenter at this time, if I had a secondary would it help and how long before I transfer?

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:23 AM   #5
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I did the same when I started and found I had to wait anyway for the "green beer" flavor to diminish. Now I bulk age in the primary for a minimum of 3 weeks and as soon as my beer is carbed up it is delicious. The off flavors have gone away almost completely...no more buttery diacetyl or green apple acetylaldehydeor nanner flavors

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Old 02-20-2011, 05:24 AM   #6
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I also added some corriander, is that bad?

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Old 02-20-2011, 03:17 PM   #7
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I also added some corriander, is that bad?
It depends if you like corriander flavor in your american IPAs or not.
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