Just got the 1 gallon starter kit for my birthday about a week ago with an extra 1 gallon carboy (awesome). That day I made the Caribou Slobber that was included in the kit. Unfortunately I don’t think the wort was chilled down all the way before I added the yeast. I think this was the cause of a very aggressive fermentation. I did not know about hydrometers at the time and so did not take the gravity at the beginning. There has not been a lot of activity (CO2 release) since the first couple days but i thought it was too early to rack. I did buy a hydrometer and the final gravity is about 1.020. The beer is very cloudy but I am not sure if it will do any good waiting.
I also just made the White House Honey Porter 3 days ago. No aggressive blow-off but it seems as if it is not releasing anymore CO2 either. I was able to take hydrometer reading for this batch. OG = 1.062, SG = 1.012, not bad but still seems too soon to bottle. The quality again is very cloudy.
Is it because these are just 1 gallon batches?
Any suggestions much appreciated. Thanks!