So got my kit and started the “Caribou Slobber Brown”. (love the name)
It sat in the primary fermenter for two weeks and has now been in the secondary for a week.
-Also, got the second round going in the primary. Went with the “Dead
Ringer IPA” Looking forward to it.
-I’ve got more than one carboy so it’s easy to keep more brews in secondary fermentation at a time.
But for now this is the first run, and quite frankly i’m just impatient.
The Question: Is it too soon to bottle?
No it is not. I only do primary for two weeks then I keg them. You can skip the secondary. Not that some beer doesn’t get better with a bit of age on it in the keg/bottle.
I typically leave in the primary for three weeks and then bottle. The one exception was a saison that took FOREVER to finish…
You should be fine on the slobber, have you taken any gravity readings? Probably a good idea to confirm you get the same reading on consecutive days before bottling especially since it’s your first time. But unless something went awry 3 weeks should be plenty of time for that beer. As stated above 2-3 weeks in primary then straight to keg/bottles works for most average strength ales IME
Great! Looks like I’ll be bottling tonight!
The little info video gave me 4 parts of brewing
1. Boiling liquid
2. Moving Liquid from vessel to vessel (no splashing)
3. Keeping stuff clean
4. Waiting for yeast to work
Didn’t say diddly-doo about “gravity”.
Is that something I need to know?
I left Caribou in the primary for 4 weeks then right to bottling bucket, all good. Really great beer and super easy to brew. Also brewed Dead Ringer, in the primary for a week. I will be flipping that to a secondary since you add hops. Careful with Dead Ringer, had some crazy yeast action on that one.