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freeman00

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what is the max time for fermentation i was supposed to bottle 2 weeks ago and i have been busy is it too late?? it was a ale (fat tire)
 

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I think you are going to be okay. How long has the beer been in the fermenter? You've got to go a really long time before you've got a problem. Most people here will tell you three weeks is pretty close to a minimum and you can go a lot longer than that until autolysis is a problem.
 

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I've let beers go longer than that, but don't let it just sit for months unless you are lagering.
 

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I've heard from 2 brewers who left their brew in the primary for something like 8 months without a problem. Your extra 2 weeks just counts toward maturing the beer.
 
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