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Old 02-25-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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I brewed my first beer last weekend.....I was wondering if it hurts to wait longer than 7 days to bottle the beer after its been fermenting that long. I need to leave town unexpectedly and I will not be able to bottle until the 10th day that the beer has been in the fermenter. any ideas on that? Thanks MM

 
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:24 PM   #2
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Actually, if you are not doing a secondary fermentation, I would leave the beer at least two weeks in the primary before even considering bottling.

So, you should be just fine!
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:50 PM   #3
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Actually, if you are not doing a secondary fermentation, I would leave the beer at least two weeks in the primary before even considering bottling.

So, you should be just fine!
And I'll second that. NEVER bottle until you are sure that all fermentation has finished.
You could end up with possible bottle bombs.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:25 PM   #4
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I let all my beers sit in the primary for 10 to 14 days before I do anything to them.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:47 PM   #5
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Thanks to everyone who responded...MM

 
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