Hi guys, Very green brewer here (as will become obvious) Put my first brew on this week (brown ale made from a fresh wort from the brewshop). I had thought it would need only about 5 days in primary before bottling. After lots of reading of the blog it seems I should be leaving it 2 weeks at least. The problem I have is that I leave for a trip this weekend for 4 weeks, which means my options are to bottle after 9 days or bottle after 5 weeks. If i’m bottling early I will of course check the gravity - the fermentation is going 5 days now and no longer bubbling but I dont have serial SG’s yet. If i’m bottling after I get back is 5 weeks too long in primary? Will it be ruined - especialy as it may well warm up in QLD while i’m away. There is an option to temperature control the primary for the last few weeks and bottle when I get back. So which option is likely to get best results? 9 days or 5 weeks? Or have I ruined my first ever brew?