Originally Posted by desertBrew
As I understand it, even though your FG may get to the target quickly (mine often does after 5 days) it's still not completely done. Other things are going on as well after that and the reason to let it sit a while longer (2 weeks one fermenter, 3 weeks two for pri/sec on avg). I don't recall the techie stuff pertaining to this but I do recall reading that in the Complete Joy of HB book.
It most certainly will still be beer but I'd suspect would be even better if you let it site/age a while longer. If nothing else it allows it to clarify and the suspended gunk to settle out with time. Its hard though especially with the 1st batch.
I do understand this, thus the reason for the other batches doin their secondary and being bottled to age. The ida only called for 5-6 days ferment, or untill it met gravity, per the recipe, remember not a too complex recipe. And after the taste test with the co2 forced into it, it is doing quite well. And when we make more they will be fermented longer, but give us a small break, patience is something I lack! hahah, but hey it all tastes good, and I'm hopeing the ageing of the other 2 will be awsome! as they were awsome during bottleing today!