Originally Posted by brewpossum
I was just following the directions that came with my Brewers best Russian Imperial Stout kit it has been fermenting in the bucket for six days how much longer should I let it ferment for before I bottle it thanks all info is greatly appreciated
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Give it two weeks in the primary before your first hydrometer reading. Take another reading two days later. (Remember to make sure the hydrometer is calibrated and also correct the reading for the temperature of the sample.) If the readings are the same fermentation is complete. One more week will give the yeast time to clean up off flavors and sediment to settle out to clear your beer. Less suspended sediment means more can be poured from bottle to glass.
Another hydrometer sample will give you a visual on clarity.
Though with a RIS clarity may not be an issue.