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Old 01-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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So I made my brew its been sitting for a week today. The place I go to in lake worth is closed and I have no bottles to transfer it in what shoukd I do?

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Leave it sit for 2 more weeks.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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Leave it sit for 2 more weeks.
Yes...

I leave mine in primary for almost 4 weeks if possible.

(And start drinking beer from the store that does not use twist offs. Save the bottles...that's part of the fun)
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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Leave it sit for 2 more weeks.
+1 or even more.

You bottle after 1 week? You may consider experimenting and letting this batch sit for about 30 days from brew day and then bottle. See what you think of the finished product.

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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How do I know if its working?

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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Yeah,3 weeks is average for my ales. That gives it time to finish fermenting,clean up by products of fermentation,& settle out clear or slightly misty before bottling.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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Everything I make sits in primary for at least 1 month. A little more time in primary can't hurt your end product - but too little time can definitely hurt it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
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How do I know if its working?
Do you mean how can you tell if your beer is fermenting?
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #9
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Well,if you see some krausen foam on top of the fermenting beer is one way. Best way is with a hydrometer.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #10
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