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Old 12-29-2011, 04:15 PM   #11
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I leave mine for 3-4 weeks, mostly 4wks. It does not hurt the beer to leave it in a primary only bucket, but you will need another bucket for bottling in three weeks, so you may as well buy two more buckets. That way you have two fermenting and one for bottling. You still have six weeks of worry. Welcome to brewing and enjoy!

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Old 12-29-2011, 05:16 PM   #12
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After 2 weeks, take a hydrometer sample. TASTE the sample after you get the reading. If you get the same hydrometer sample 3 days in a row, it is finished fermenting. If the sample tastes good, too, it is ready to bottle. If is tastes too fruity or yeasty, then leave it in there a while longer. It will get clearer as the yeast and proteins settle out.

Oh, and +1 on getting more buckets.

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