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Old 10-02-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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I made 2 batches this weekend and was astonished to see the label say that the fermentation would be done in 4-5 days. Now, does that mean I bottle after 4-5 days or that i'm expected to move it to another 'carboy' for another 10 days or so before bottling?

I did the Muntons continental lager and the muntons special anniversary premium ale.

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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That just means active fermentation will be done on average, yours could take longer depending on many factors, after fermentation the yeast take a while to clean up after themselves. I would never consider touching the beer for at least 2 weeks, i may rack to a secondary after about a week if I am adding fruit or something otherwise i just leave it in the primary.

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
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Yeah,in that amount of time initial fermentation will be over. It'll then slowly,uneventfully creap down to FG. Another 3-7 days to clean up & settle out clear or slightly misty & you're good to go.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:57 PM   #4
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OK, so I'll just go my usual route of 14 days. I'm curious, you can add fruit??
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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OK, so I'll just go my usual route of 14 days. I'm curious, you can add fruit??
fruit, juices, hops, all kinds of things can be added to a beer after the initial fermentation.
i have a black cherry porter that i added black cherry juice in the secondary.
just got my first taste of that today, almost taste like wine.
i have a cranberry wheat in the secondary right now.

 
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:56 AM   #6
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I just made an amber ale all active fermentation was done in 5 days so I added my dry hops and plan on bottling in 10

 
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