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mattbeer 01-30-2013 01:47 AM

Fermenting?
 
Is there any crime in leaving the wort/beer in the primary fermenter even if the hydrometer has a steady reading for 3 days? I'm not going to get around to bottling until about a week past when I should. Please advise

doubletapbrewing 01-30-2013 01:54 AM

I just bottled today (18 days in fermenter). I have read on here that people leave it in the fermenter for a month or so. The longer the time it sits in there, the more your beer will clear. I don't think you will have a problem.

Bamsdealer 01-30-2013 01:57 AM

Not at all, in fact I'd advise it. I like to wait a week or two after my beer hits its terminal gravity.

SamHain 01-30-2013 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bamsdealer (Post 4842325)
Not at all, in fact I'd advise it. I like to wait a week or two after my beer hits its terminal gravity.

Same here...I generally leave my brews in the ferm for a month, then I cold crash for a week before bottling. So that's 5 weeks after brew day. I don't even bother with gravity readings anymore.

Once you have a pipeline going the rush to bottle/keg goes away.

Nuggethead 01-30-2013 03:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SamHain (Post 4842395)
Same here...I generally leave my brews in the ferm for a month, then I cold crash for a week before bottling. So that's 5 weeks after brew day. I don't even bother with gravity readings anymore.

Once you have a pipeline going the rush to bottle/keg goes away.

My process exactly.

mahe 01-30-2013 08:27 AM

Some of the very best beers are the forgotten ones in the fermenter, way back in the garage :mug:

mattbeer 01-30-2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mahe
Some of the very best beers are the forgotten ones in the fermenter, way back in the garage :mug:

Thanks for all of the advise. I figured that the longer time may actually help.


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