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Old 01-21-2012, 01:44 AM   #1
brewchick3
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Jan 2012
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I have a coffee porter that's been in the primary for 8 days. Is 2 weeks long enough before bottling or should I let it go longer? 3 weeks?

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
BoisePorter
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That's really up to the beer and to you. The majority of people on here would say let it ferment in the primary for 3 - 4 weeks. But you definitely want to take hydrometer readings for several days in a row to make sure your gravity stays consistent.

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:30 AM   #3
Brak23
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You can bottle it as soon as the hydrometer readings stay constant for 3 days. But, I find its tastes better if I let it condition in the fermenter for about a month. Its hard to leave it alone, but the taste is worth it.

 
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