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Old 10-29-2009, 04:31 AM   #1
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I have a batch that has fermented for 10 days and has stopped bubbling and has a constant hydrometer reading. Am I better to bottle it now, before my 2 week vacation, or leave it to settle until I get back?

Its a Munton's English Bitter for the record........

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Old 10-29-2009, 04:32 AM   #2
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Let it go, it'll be just fine. In fact, it'll be better. Give the yeast a chance to clean up a bit and floc out.

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Old 10-29-2009, 04:46 AM   #3
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Let it go, it'll be just fine. In fact, it'll be better. Give the yeast a chance to clean up a bit and floc out.
+1 to this....I usually leave 3+ weeks
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:46 AM   #4
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+1 leave it - patience is rewarded

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Another vote for leaving it where it is while you go have fun. Many of us leave our beers in the primary for 3 to 6 weeks so the yeast can finish its job of cleaning up and clearing the beer.

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WOW, fast responses! Thanks for the input, having poked around a little more, it looks like longer is always better. I'll leave it be while I down pints in the U.K. and Belgium! Woot!

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WOW, fast responses! Thanks for the input, having poked around a little more, it looks like longer is always better. I'll leave it be while I down pints in the U.K. and Belgium! Woot!
Attaboy....way to be patient! It will pay off in spades.
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