04/03/06 03:17 PM
Re: 1st time homebrewer question
Chris, you're a long way from panic mode. 15 days isn't very long at all. I typically leave my beers in primary for 3-4 weeks then in the keg they go. I don't do a secondary unless I'm dryhopping, or lagering.
The big scare about leaving beers in primary/on the yeast is autolysis. It would take several months to really notice these effects. I brewing buddy of mine is the dictionary description of "lazy", and almost always has his beers in primary for several months. They usually turn out just fine.
So, as the saying goes... RDWHAHB
BTW: Welcome to the obsession, er hobby, of homebrewing. You'll never be the same again ;)