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Old 01-23-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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Hello all!

I was encouraged by the rules of the internet to introduce myself, My name is Darrin, I live in Baltimore, and I just brewed my first beer last Saturday: the true brew oktoberfest kit. It's just chilling in the corner and I stare at it every second I get like it's my child. Very excited to brew more.

My question is, the fermentation seems to have settled today and has the layer of krausen at the top. Could I bottle this Saturday or should I hold off a bit?

Thanks!

 
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:02 AM   #2
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I would say hold off another week or so. Technically, if the gravity is stable, you could bottle it up. I understand being anxious to push your first beer through. But if you wait a bit, it will clear up some more and the yeast will clean up some byproducts of fermentation and make for a cleaner tasting brew. Congrats on your first baby and welcome to HBT.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:06 AM   #3
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If you do not have a hydrometer, get one. Only bottle when your beer has reached it's FG. That means a stable FG reading after 3 days. It will likely be way too soon to bottle on Saturday.

 
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