Originally Posted by jmuman703
I have my first batch of beer in primary right now. It is a Bavarian wheat beer and it's been in there for about 13 days now. My question is when should I start taking hydrometer readings? It burps every 2min and 45 seconds. Is it ready to be checked with a hydrometer?
Thanks in advance for all the advice!
Yes, you can check it today and then again in at least three days. If it's the same, it can be bottled.
I like to wait until the beer is fairly clear, without suspended stuff in it (in other words, no chunks!) before bottling so there is less crud in the bottles in the end. That's usually at about 2 weeks or so, but sometimes I've packaged at 3 weeks.