Hi, I have 1 gallon IPA now on its 14th day fermenting, bubbles stopped in airlock, and foam on top subsiding. The brew has a layer of sediment on bottom. I was going to bottle today, but it’s very opaque and cloudy looking. Is this normal? Or should it be clearer? Should I leave it longer until bottling
This is normal. Not going to hurt it to wait another week to ensure fermentation is completed. With a 1gal batch a hydrometer reading would take a large portion of product. Then, if you can, cold crash it by placing it in the fridge for a few days. This will help it clear. You can then bottle from there.
Thanks for the advice, I will transfer it to garage at weekend, it’s approx 5 degrees centigrade , UK winter! Then bottle a few days after.
Thant won’t hurt but as close to freezing as possible is better. 0° for you. Your fridge should be close if the fermenter will fit.