Originally Posted by Ramon
My first batch is at 4 weeks June 1. How long should I let this age (within reason) before I try to bottle? Also I'd like to carbonate. Do I prime this the same way I'd do beer? Thanks and sorry if this has been answered before.
I shoot for 6 weeks minimum but don't worry too much about going past that. I did have a 6 month+ batch that had clearly detrimental oxidation. I ferment in a 5 gallon better bottle filled about to the neck. No transferring except to prime/bottle. Priming process is the same, but I go for a higher volume of co2
Primary: Antithesis (Saison+Sauv Blanc)
Secondary: Highrise IPA w/ extra Simcoe and Citra, Split Open & Melt Imperial Stout, Apfelwein + Concentrate
Bottled: Quick n Dirty Berliner Weiss, Smoke Bomb Imperial Smoked Chipotle Porter, Lime Apfelwein
Next Batches: Wheat Porter, W00t Stout, Heady Topper, Citra Black IPA