I've had a mare

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  1. Sep 12, 2019 at 9:52 AM #1

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    Around 4 weeks ago I started off an extract kit (IPA from LHBS) in a rush and for various reasons mainly illness and being away I've not had chance to bottle it. It's been sat in the fermenter with temp control for 4 weeks unopened but I have no idea if it has fermented out as i didn't take a gravity reading before hand and currently dont have a hydro meter. After 4 weeks would it still be ok to bottle and would you risk it without a final gravity reading?
     
  2. Sep 12, 2019 at 9:56 AM #2

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    It'll be fine to bottle but I'd defiantely take a gravity reading as if for some reason you had a suck fermentation, when you bottled you'd have risk of creating bottle bombs
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM #3

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    Thank you, I've ordered a new hydrometer from Amazon as I wont be able to make it to wilko or LHBS today.
     
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    Cool. The beer will be fine in the FV until the hydrometer turns up
     
  5. Sep 12, 2019 at 12:22 PM #5

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    +1 on that
    An extra day or two on top of the four weeks is neither here nor there.
     
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    I have had a few brews where I forgot to take a starting gravity. No big deal. As said the final gravity is important to make sure fermentation is complete
     
  7. Sep 13, 2019 at 6:21 PM #7

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    Final gravity comes out ok however the fv is giving off a fairly strong banana smell, worth bottling?
     
  8. Sep 13, 2019 at 6:30 PM #8

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    Probably Isoamyl acetate. Bottle it up, condition and carbonate. Leave it a while, it'll be at least drinkable. It might be amazing.
     

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