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Old 08-08-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Quick Q: Racked to early?

I hate to be the one to ask the old "did I screw up my beer" ....

But Due to things in the family.. (ie busy) I racked a pale: 1.052 OG
I racked then took a reading. It is sitting @ 1.018.
I used notty and I ussally get a 1.010 or something ..

Will it just finish up in the 2nd?

I am not starting a whole: use 2nd's not not to use them. I have done both just fine.

Just wondering if the yeast will clean up...
I was going to crash cool in my beer fridge before kegging .. so I am guessing I need to keep it warmer so the yeast do it thing? Then crash cool?

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:45 PM   #2
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How long was it in the primary? Keep it at fermenting temps till it is done. I should drop to 1.012 or less.

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I should drop to 1.012 or less.
and if not...re-pitch another pack of Notty...It's pretty forgiving that way.
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it'll probably drop down in the secondary, but in the future you should not rack the beer until it is finished.

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Ed. It was in there 5 days

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Ed. It was in there 5 days
I'm going to go with probably way too short.
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I ferment ales in the primary 14 days. Then you can bottle or keg and know it is finished. You do not need a secondary fermentation vessel at all.

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Ed. It was in there 5 days
Shoulda gone 7 minimum, 10 preferred, 14 at best. Try it, you will like it.
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I racked my vanilla Beam porter to the secondary after four days. The SG was down to 1.020 from 1.060( I didn't test it over a few days, as I should have), I wanted to add the Beam-soaked vanilla bean to it in the secondary. It wasn't quite done, as it went to 1.014 in the secondary. It is in the keg, probably a bit green, but it is sooo tasty; I'm really proud, as it was my first porter, third beer!! My point, it isn't ruined, but as the more experienced folks have told you, don't be in a hurry.

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I ussaslly do the 10 -14 day in the primary.
and I agree I should have left it alone.

But the question remains: Will it not finish up in the 2nd? I guess time will tell.

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