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Old 06-16-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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First Timer today and have started setting up and cleaning. I'm going to be away next weekend and my recipe says to bottle 7 days after fermentation. Does that mean 7 days after the fermentation stops or 7 days after the wort is poured into the fermentation vessel?? Ahhh!! I'm a little paranoid and want to get it right.
Does a day or two extra in the vessel hurt before bottling?
FYI, I'm using a true brew IPA kit.

And yes , I did try search first, sorry I had to add that. Forums are excellent sources of knowledge and I know the rules, 'search is your friend'

Thanks in advance folks.

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Old 06-16-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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No it doesn't matter and would wait even longer than 7 days

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Old 06-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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I would wait and bottle between 10-14 days

 
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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Longer is better. 7 days will get you beer, but is way too soon. leave at least 14 days from the start, preferably longer. I'm bottling one tonight that has been 3 months in the fermenter.

 
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #5
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I'm going ahead then. Good info.

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Old 06-16-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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All the pics and bids show the yeast being spread over the top of the bucket and gently stirred in. I have a carboy glass and a plastic bucket for bottling.

Is this wrong and i have them switched. Or is it ok?

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Old 06-16-2012, 07:29 PM   #7
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some kits come with a bucket fermentor and some a glass carboy. Mine came with both the 6 1/2 gal bucket & 5 gal carboy plus a 6 1/2 gal bottling bucket.

Don't use your bottling bucket as a fermenter.
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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Gently stir? I get a sanitized spoon and vigorously stir trying to oxygenate it as much as possible

 
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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How do I get my steamed wood chips into the glass carboy??

 
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:51 PM   #10
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Gently stir? I get a sanitized spoon and vigorously stir trying to oxygenate it as much as possible
Thanks but how can I stir through the neck opening? I cant shake it, it's pretty heavy.

Thanks. Im so stressed I need a beer.

 
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