Originally Posted by cshort4
Got my first batch in the dark closet in the basement. Is 68 okay for conditioning? It seemed a little thin, but have read it will continue to change in the bottle, and not sure my mouth is used to beer without carbonation (Oatmeal Stout SG 1.045 FG 1.018)
I also read a lot of brewers had trouble with Muntons yeast not getting much lower, so I feel pretty good.
My goal was to drink this batch Mid October for my 40th birthday bash. I'm sure I will sneak in a few before that. Thanks for everyones help and encouragement.
Three more weeks and I will be ready to bottle my porter
If it's your first beer, you'll be forgiven for popping one every week or so to see how it's progressing. This can actually help you learn how beer progresses as it ages. My first seemed very thin when it went to bottle, and for some reason I still don't understand, it just thickened right up after about a month. Just don't expect too much carbonation before week 4 or 5, and if you're disappointed by then, leave them alone and try another one in a week or two.