Fermenting? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Fermenting?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-30-2013, 02:47 AM   #1
mattbeer
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 102
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts



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

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 02:54 AM   #2
doubletapbrewing
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 105
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 02:57 AM   #3
Bamsdealer
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Collegeville, Pa
Posts: 911
Liked 44 Times on 41 Posts


Not at all, in fact I'd advise it. I like to wait a week or two after my beer hits its terminal gravity.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 03:08 AM   #4
SamHain
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Milford, MA
Posts: 114
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bamsdealer View Post
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.

Nuggethead Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 04:39 AM   #5
Nuggethead
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Nuggethead's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Orofino Idaho
Posts: 464
Liked 34 Times on 27 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by SamHain View Post
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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 09:27 AM   #6
mahe
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
Glenfield, Auckland
Posts: 35
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Some of the very best beers are the forgotten ones in the fermenter, way back in the garage
__________________
Proud member of Home Brew Tuesday.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
mattbeer
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 102
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mahe
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.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plastic fermenting bucket - not fermenting. Pipes4Strength Equipment/Sanitation 9 09-27-2012 05:26 PM
2 Days fermenting then move into 2nd fermenting vessel poccie Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-25-2012 08:14 PM
Fermenting twice renshaw Fermentation & Yeast 4 06-08-2011 07:20 AM
Can I use bottom fermenting yeast with a beer kit that comes with top fermenting yeas kcusmc Fermentation & Yeast 4 03-16-2010 07:07 PM
Fermenting???? Corjyn Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 07-18-2007 12:28 AM


Forum Jump