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Old 12-29-2012, 05:50 AM   #1
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I have leaned on the experts here every step of the way. My beer sat in primary 15 days with same gravity last few days when I checked. I moved to secondary so I could make another batch. It has been in secondary a week now total of 22 days since brew. Can I. Should I bottle this weekend or is it best to wait any longer? The week in the secondary has saw even more debris settle to the bottom. All help is appreciated.


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Old 12-29-2012, 05:55 AM   #2
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You're good to bottle my friend!
It wouldn't hurt to wait, but it is good to go.
If you want it to condition longer you could allow it to do so in the bottles if it is a higher alcohol batch. Otherwise two to three weeks in bottle should suffice.
Just make sure you bottle with the proper amount of fermentables for CO2 production.


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Old 12-29-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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Move fermenter to wherever you will be bottling and leave it there over night. Then siphon to bottling bucket in the morning with your priming sugar and have at it
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Move fermenter to wherever you will be bottling and leave it there over night. Then siphon to bottling bucket in the morning with your priming sugar and have at it
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Did you test it a couple days apart for a stable FG? always do that. Not to mention,giving it 3-7 days to clean up & settle out clear or slightly misty. You'll get cleaner beer going into the bottles.
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here's a question for the pros in here.

he lives in Buffalo, NY. and it's COLD there (with real big piles of snow).

could he stick his fermenter outside for a few hours, assuming it's a bucket, and would that clear the beer a bit, kinda like cold crashing?
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Try it. I don't think it'd hurt it anyway. Just keep it coverd so the light doesn't skunk it.
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Try it. I don't think it'd hurt it anyway. Just keep it coverd so the light doesn't skunk it.
i may try it in chicago in a couple weeks... but my fermenters are all carboys, and i worry about them breaking from the cold.
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Hmmm,yeah,they are rather easy to break,aren't they? Cold garage maybe? And put'em in some kind of sturdy carrier.
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Hmmm,yeah,they are rather easy to break,aren't they? Cold garage maybe? And put'em in some kind of sturdy carrier.
i suspect the smarter thing is to pay attention to the wind chill and don't put them out there when it's below zero, and wrap them in a blanket.


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