Getting Ready to Bottle 4 1st Time?? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Getting Ready to Bottle 4 1st Time??

Thread Tools
Old 09-15-2009, 11:55 PM   #1
Sep 2009
Posts: 12

The bubbles stopped last Saturday. No action since then. Only doing single fermentation in plastic fermenter for my first batch. So my questions are:

What should my beer smell like at this point? (definitly smells like beer at this point around airlock) Is this a good sign that I might have a drinkable, uninfected 1st brew?

Is it to soon to bottle this Saturday only a week later?

Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
Who rated my beer?
Soperbrew's Avatar
Feb 2008
Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 2,457
Liked 90 Times on 84 Posts

I'd let er sit one more week, then bottle it if the gravity has not changed for 3 consecutive days. Take a gravity reading. Beer smells like beer.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:20 AM   #3
Aug 2009
Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,509
Liked 34 Times on 34 Posts

Yes, it's fine.

No, don't bottle.

Wait another week. At least. A couple weeks on primary will do it WONDERS if you don't do secondary.

If you have a hydrometer, take a reading now, and wait 3 days, and take a reading again. Even if they are the same, wait a week. 1 week before bottling will not taste nearly as good as 2 weeks before bottling, which will taste like crap compared to 3 weeks before bottling.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:36 AM   #4
Jun 2009
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Posts: 255
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Let it sit...Brew another batch of something and keep the pipeline going...You will be surprised at how soon it vanishes...TRUST is the way to go...

Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2009, 02:52 AM   #5
LarryC's Avatar
Jun 2009
San Diego, CA
Posts: 728
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts

If you haven't already done so, read Revvy's thread on bottling. It''l save you time and make your life much easier

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Getting Ready to Keg for the first Time! Seeves1982 Bottling/Kegging 7 06-29-2009 02:49 PM
first time brew ready to bottle superrican Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 01-13-2009 04:28 PM
Ready to Bottle? brewerdad Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 05-17-2008 07:34 PM
First time using my stirplate! Is it ready? Kimsta General Techniques 7 03-19-2008 03:33 AM
Is it ready to bottle Adnic69 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 08-16-2006 06:07 PM

Forum Jump