Hello, everyone - I've been reading the AHA forum for a bit, but this is my first post.
I have a 1.060 hoppy red ale that is approaching 14 days in primary with a 1st gen pitch of 1450. (Actually, I propegated four mason jars from the smack pack, and made a starter from one of those jars for this batch. Is that still considered 1st gen?) I would normally bottle at about two weeks if gravity was stable and the beer was reasonably clear, but reading about 1450 on this board, it appears that a two-week primary would be out of the ordinary. Is that correct? My pitch of 1450 has flocculated pretty well, and the beer looks about what I want my red ale to look like. I thought I'd check in with you knowledgable folks to see if there was a compelling reason to give it another week.
For example, I read on another forum that it takes a month for the famous mouthfeel of 1450 to kick in. I'm unsure if that means a month in primary (WAY too long, I would think), or a month conditioning in bottles. I asked questions on that forum but got no replies. Can any of you with 1450 experience help me out?
Tony Perkins, Olympia WA