Three weeks ago I started the process on a Russian Winter Stout. This is my first high OG brew. So on brew day, I took an OG of 1.07, pitched my yeast, and left that night for the weekend, and returned to this:
I quickly siphoned it into my carboy and let it chill there up to this point. There was no infection. Yesterday I took a hydrometer reading of .03 after three weeks, my FG should be .017 per recipe.
I'm under the impression that most beers really finish fermenting in 2 weeks, but with higher OG beers, how long does it really take? The recipe states: "Ready in: 18 weeks. Primary 1-2 weeks, Secondary 3-4 weeks, Bottle Conditioned 12-16 weeks."
Are they insane with that schedule?? Or am I just actually that impatient and need to RDWHAHB? I'm down to 7 more pints of my HB Porter, and I don't know how much longer I can wait, as the snow is melting outside out of sync with my Russian Winter