Originally Posted by Captainfester
Question about time frames.
The beer in question is the extract kit autumn amber ale from Midwest. They say primary 5-7 days. Secondary 7 days bottle for two weeks. Drink.
Anyone use this kit. I am primary for 7 days as of tomorrow moving to secondary to free up primary. Is one week good for secondary. Once fg is for 3 days the same is it good? Basically should I follow Midwest instructions or do something else for secondary and bottle times?
I have not done the kit but:
Check the FG for 3 days before
moving to secondary. You want the primary fermentation to finish while still on the yeast cake.
Most kit directions have short time frames. I always go longer.
I have also started skipping secondary entirely. 3-4 weeks in primary then bottle.
The beer may
be ready after 2 weeks in bottles at about 70 degrees but may take 3 or more. High gravity beers may take months to fully carbonate