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Old 08-28-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
Jun 2007
Statesboro, Georgia
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i have a brown ale that has been in the primary for almost 2 weeks. fermentation is done and i dont want to secondary it. would it be ok to bottle now or should i give it more time?
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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More time certainly wouldn't hurt, but if fermentation is complete you can safely bottle. If you're not going to secondary I might think about giving it another week to bulk condition though.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:44 PM   #3
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Take a hydrometer reading today, then take one tomorrow, if they are unchanged, go ahead and bottle. My guess is that after 2 weeks you should be good to go, but I would check it just to make sure (bottle bombs are not fun).
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