Originally Posted by skimble
OMG! This is SO good! I added a few too many oats (didn't measure.) And, I added 4 ounces too many chocolate malt.
And, I added about 4 ounces of maltodextrin.
I sampled it today after 1 week in the secondary. It's nutty... wow!
Any reason why I should wait another week to bottle?
Hey Skimble, I'm not sure if anyone ever answered your question. I would definitely take a hydrometer reading before bottling any beer. Early on, I made and bottled a beer without making sure it had finished fermenting. The first couple I opened were gushers. A couple of weeks later, I had a bunch of glass grenades. A buddy came over, and we had to drop them one by one into a 55 gallon drum he used to burn trash. They would literally explode when they hit the bottom. It was a beer that I had added honey to, but, I'm always careful after that experience. An unusual experience, I'm sure, but a little caution never hurts. YMMV, as always.