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Old 01-30-2013, 01:47 AM   #1
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Is there any crime in leaving the wort/beer in the primary fermenter even if the hydrometer has a steady reading for 3 days? I'm not going to get around to bottling until about a week past when I should. Please advise


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I just bottled today (18 days in fermenter). I have read on here that people leave it in the fermenter for a month or so. The longer the time it sits in there, the more your beer will clear. I don't think you will have a problem.


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Not at all, in fact I'd advise it. I like to wait a week or two after my beer hits its terminal gravity.
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Not at all, in fact I'd advise it. I like to wait a week or two after my beer hits its terminal gravity.
Same here...I generally leave my brews in the ferm for a month, then I cold crash for a week before bottling. So that's 5 weeks after brew day. I don't even bother with gravity readings anymore.

Once you have a pipeline going the rush to bottle/keg goes away.
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Same here...I generally leave my brews in the ferm for a month, then I cold crash for a week before bottling. So that's 5 weeks after brew day. I don't even bother with gravity readings anymore.

Once you have a pipeline going the rush to bottle/keg goes away.
My process exactly.
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Some of the very best beers are the forgotten ones in the fermenter, way back in the garage
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Some of the very best beers are the forgotten ones in the fermenter, way back in the garage
Thanks for all of the advise. I figured that the longer time may actually help.


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