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Old 09-04-2010, 03:49 AM   #1
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Hi All,
I've had a batch of IPA that the kit's directions say should be ready to bottle within 4-7 days(I started it late the evening of 8/25), but still has massive amounts of foam on top. How/Should I strain/scoop this stuff off and bottle my beer? In previous batches, I waited until the foam settled to the bottom.

Your help is much appreciated!

Brandon
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:02 AM   #2
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Wait till the krausen falls and the gravity is steady before bottling. I tend to primary at least ten days for most beers before kegging or moving to secondary.

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Old 09-04-2010, 04:50 AM   #3
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directions in kits are notoriously incorrect. leave it in the primary 2-3 weeks. if you choose to put into a secondary, thats up to you. if you do, i would do 2 weeks primary, 2 weeks secondary, bottle condition for 3-5 weeks.

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x2 on pwndabear's post. That is way too soon. When i first started brewing i was impatient and would transfer the beer in 7 days. i now leave it in the primary for 4 weeks, then keg. Give the beer time.

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Old 09-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I've had my other batches settle much sooner than this, but I guess it is just moving at a different pace.

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