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Old 01-10-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
Dec 2011
York Harbor, Maine
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I separated my shoulder (complete separation) so I can't bottle (or even budge the 5 gal secondary) of my Young's Irish stout clone. Recipe calls for bottling at approx. 4 weeks. I assume it's no problem leaving my brew in the glass 5 gal. secondary another month. Is that correct. The recipe also call for 8 weeks in the bottle. Unfortunately, I have no home brew friends locally to call on and explaining and getting a friend to sanitize and bottle properly seems like too much of a hassle.

Thanks all.

Young's Oatmeal Stout

8 oz flaked oats - toasted
8 0z British chocolate malt
8 oz torrified what
6 oz British 55L Crystal Malt
4 oz Brit roasted barley
5,5 lbs extra light dme
4 oz Brown sugar
1.5 oz Fuggles @4.7%AA
1/4 oz East Kent Golding (flavor hop)
1 tsp Irish Moss
Safale SO4 yeast at 70 degrees

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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You'll be fine, but do let it conditioning the bottle for the4 weeks once you get it done. Hope you have a speedy recovery!
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:30 AM   #3
Dec 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
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I had a blonde ale ready to be bottled when my son was born -5 weeks early. I didn't get around to bottling it for at least a month after that. It tasted great. Don't worry. It'll be there when you're ready.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:57 AM   #4
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Omaha, Nebraska
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It will be fine in primary for an extra month. If you had to bottle, check to see if there is a local homebrew club where a member might help out. Of course, you would need to return the favor in beer or future bottling work.
Primary: Skeeter Pee
Secondary: Meads: Carmel Apple, Wines: Sangiovese, Dragon's Blood, Viognier, Beer: None
On Deck: Dragon's Blood Blueberry, Double Dragon's Blood Original, Pinot Noir

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:03 AM   #5
May 2011
Medford, WI
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I thought I was the OP and forgot I posted until I saw Youngs Irish Stout. My shoulder injury, the Saturday before Christmas, trying to lift a fermenter full of Big Honkin Stout to high. Not in the same physical shape I was last year. My wife helped bottle an Amber Ale yesterday. Will help with the stout when it is ready next week.

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