Originally Posted by maltoftheearth
I'll give you credit for at least sharing knowledge. Everyone else commenting so far has been all lip with no actionable information. I've not seen that here before, probably because this subforum is for beginners.
Everyone is telling you to wait, and that is good advice. You should not bottle an Imperial after only 8 days. That is just plain impatience and it is inviting disaster. Let it sit in the primary for at least 21 days preferrably 28 days. Then bottle.
Every reply I have read is just people trying to help you.
I am a beginner, but the first thing I learned by reading the experienced people on this forum is "Patience."
That cannot be stressed enough. Buy some beer from the store, drink it and wait on this beer to be ready.