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Old 12-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Normally I don't use a secondary but my latest AHS recipe calls for it (again) and dry hops so I may give it a try. Only problem is they say after a week. Shouldn't you wait for fermentation to totally quit before you move to secondary?

I know I don't have to move at all but I just thought I'd try this time. But I'm not sure when you are supposed to move to secondary.

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Old 12-12-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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...Shouldn't you wait for fermentation to totally quit before you move to secondary?
Short answer: Yes.
I'm a weekend brewer, so I measure all my time in weeks - if it ain't ready this weekend, I let go until next. I just dry hopped my own IPA a few minutes ago - after two weeks in the carboy.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:06 PM   #3
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Yeah, you are supposed to wait until fermentation has stopped. After you get the same hydrometer reading for three consecutive days to be exact. That said, I have never wasted the time/beer to do that, and usually wait a couple weeks. You really only need to transfer if you are dry-hopping, unless you keg, in which case you can do it in there.

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