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Old 01-26-2006, 03:04 PM   #11
Jan 2005
Oakville, Ontario
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Interesting replies. As always, a helpful bunch of lads this place sure do offer

My biggest fear is the good ol' "exploding bottle" syndrome. I usually Prime for a week and Secondary for 2 solid weeks before bottling. Should I stay in my Primary longer, if I opt to condition bottle?


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Old 01-26-2006, 03:11 PM   #12
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You should keep the beer in the primary until it's finished fermenting. That may be a week, or it may be longer depending on the beer. If you do that you won't have to worry about bottle bombs.
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:19 PM   #13
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Three weeks is normally enough for all but the biggest beers. As EP suggests, leave the ale in the fermenter until it's done, let it settle for two weeks and you won't have to worry about bombs.

The bigger the beer, the more it will benefit from a long time in the bottle. I have some stouts and barley wines that are several years old.
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Old 01-26-2006, 07:27 PM   #14
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The only way i've ever really experienced homebrew was out of the bottle and into a pint glass, so i agree, all ales and lagerse are good for bottling.


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