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Old 12-09-2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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I've got a batch that i've been meaning to bottle but just haven't gotten around to it. (havent gathered enough bottles) Its been sitting on the primary for a month already. There are stories on the forum that mention beer sitting in the primary for 6 months with no problems. Is it possible that my beer is actually conditioning in the primary right and actually getting better as i lag in bottling?
After beer has passed the fermentation process, is it basically conditioning? What exactly happens to the beer during conditioning?

 
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:13 PM   #2
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Mainly the yeast are working through byproducts and intermediate chemicals.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:53 PM   #3
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Yes your beer is improving while you wait and the yeast are helping that process. I wouldn't leave it for 6 months but if your yeast was healthy when pitched you are probably good for 2-3months.

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