Can I leave it a little longer...?

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

brewawan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 16, 2007
Messages
71
Reaction score
0
Location
Fresno
I was wondering it I can leave my Apricot wheat ale in secondary for approx. 3-3.5 weeks. I haven't made it yet, but I will not be home during X-mas and after some future planning efforts, I won't be able to bottle the ale when I'm suppose to. Should I not even brew until I get back? I really don't want to wait. Could I have it sit in secondary a little longer and not have any bad side effects?:(
 

rbridges01

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2007
Messages
73
Reaction score
1
Typically Wheat beers dont go to secondary. Usually from primary to bottle.
 

Yooper

Ale's What Cures You!
Staff member
Admin
Mod
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jun 4, 2006
Messages
74,923
Reaction score
12,808
Location
UP/Snowbird in Florida
True, but it won't hurt it a bit, and will still help the beer ago. Normally I would say that's no problem (I routinely leave beers in the clearing vessel over a month) but I'm not sure about the "apricot" part. Is that fruit to be added in the secondary, or a flavor at bottling? If it's real fruit, then I would be hesitant to leave it for that long. If it's an extract flavor, no problem.
 

Joker

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
1,951
Reaction score
36
Location
Orygun
Brew whenever you have time. Beer is patient and will wait for you to return.
 
Top