I am new to home brewing and am currently on my second brew so still using the basic methods until I can learn more about it and start experimenting.
During my previous batch, I siphoned the beer out from the primary fermenter in to a pressure barrel on day 5. This was what the instructions told me. The batch came out okay, it was drinkable and quite pleasant.
Today, I repeated the same stage, siphoning off the liquid from the fermenting bucket to the pressure barrel. It has also been 5 days (I started it this time last Sunday). However, this time, I noticed half way through siphoning that there were still some bubbles coming to the surface so I then knew the fermentation hadn't stopped.
Now, I know I should have been really careful and there is no excuse for not seeing this before I started siphoning. I am not sure why I didn't check (Mixture of excitement, tiredness, lack of experience I imagine!)
Anyway, my question is this, do you think it will be okay? I had a quick read of the forums and people are saying they like to leave their liquid in the primary fermenter for up to three or four weeks!
I just wanted my beer ready in time for xmas!