Ok, this coming Saturday will be 2 weeks since Brew Day. The batch is the American Wheat. Would it be alright to check the gravity a couple of days earlier (Thursday) and then again on Saturday? That way if there is no change, I can go ahead and bottle. The recipe instructions call for 2 weeks ferment, 2 weeks bottle condition. I’m getting anxious to be honest, but have no problem if this is one of those things that have to be followed to a T.
Anything else I might need to know? Pretty much, I guess I boil some water with the correct amount of table sugar, then Star-San the bottling bucket, siphon, wand, and bottles & caps, then start filling bottles with the mixed wort/sugar.
On another note,
What should be my next batch? I’m not so worried about a quick turnaround since I’ll have all this wheat beer to drink (unless it winds up tasting like crap). I’ve narrowed it down to:
Nukey Brown Ale
Phat Tyre Amber Ale
Nut Brown Ale
The easiest would be to get the cheapest of the four and go from there. I don’t know to be honest. I like a good nut brown (Like Bluegrass Brewery’s and Redhook’s) and have always loved Fat Tire and Newcastle as far as national brands to throw out there.
I think I’ll also add some bigger bottles. I’ve enjoyed the beer I’ve drank from what I’ve collected, but I don’t think I’m going to enjoy bottling 48-54 bottles, especially have to soak, remove labels, etc.