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Stevorino 03-28-2008 01:09 AM

Fermentation Times?
 
I'm trying to drag out my primary and secondary fermentations a bit longer than I normally do....what do you think will happen?

Lager for 3 weeks in Primary at 55 degrees F

Ale in secondary for 3 weeks at approx. 70 degrees F

Normally I'd do both for 2 weeks.

Got Trub? 03-30-2008 03:57 AM

You'll get better tasting beer. Patience is one of the hardest brewing skills to learn. Personally I have eliminated secondaries for most of my beers. I ferment ales for 3-4 weeks and lagers 4-6 weeks in the primary. Really big beers go to a secondary for 2-3 months of bulk conditioning.

GT

Stevorino 03-30-2008 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Got Trub?
You'll get better tasting beer. Patience is one of the hardest brewing skills to learn. Personally I have eliminated secondaries for most of my beers. I ferment ales for 3-4 weeks and lagers 4-6 weeks in the primary. Really big beers go to a secondary for 2-3 months of bulk conditioning.

GT


Good deal-- thanks!


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