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Old 02-25-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Question I made my first brew laast Monday, Feb. 18th. The bubbles stopped on Wednesday. My question si this. I can bottle now but can I wait untill the weekend or do you need to bottle right away. Thanks for any help you can offer.

 
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:23 PM   #2
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wait at least 2 weeks prior to bottling. Your fermentation may not be finished, even though bubbles have stopped.

 
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:25 PM   #3
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Yeah, hold off for at least two weeks, just to be safe. Also, if you have a hydrometer, take a reading at that point to see if you've reached your anticipated FG.

 
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:26 PM   #4
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I ferment for 3 weeks and your looking at a week and some change, not long enough. Take a hydrometer reading, if your gravity is right then you can bottle. Was it an extract kit, the instructions should tell you the final gravity you should hit, you dont want bottle bombs. You seem to be worrying, your beer is not going to ruin if you leave it in the fermenter for a while, have patience and take that reading.

 
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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You can keep the beer in the primary fermenter for up to a month with no problem. So bottling this weekend would be no problem at all.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:28 PM   #6
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There's also no problem just posting once. We pretty much all read every section.

 
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:23 PM   #7
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Longer is better, up to about a month or so. Most people don't bottle until 3 weeks. Too much longer than a month and you risk nastiness.

 
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:55 PM   #8
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