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Old 03-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I have two IPAs in my fermenters now. They were brewed on 2-17 and have been in primary since. I'm waiting on my tax refund to get my kegging setup, but that could be another 3-5 weeks. I could bottle, but I'd need 110+ bottles and and I only have 40.

My question is...can I leave these beers in primary for another month without too many issues?

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Old 03-13-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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I don't see why not as long as they stay sealed & the airlocks filled to level.

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Absolutely you can.

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I left my very first brew in the Primary on extra 3 or 4 weeks without problem. I was going out of town and wouldn't be around. It was fine!

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You'll lose hop character over time. Just add (or re-add) your dry hops when it comes time to keg it up.

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Should I transfer off of the yeast cake?

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Your probably going to lose alot of hop aroma. IPA's are not the best style to do this with. Then again, I do this now and again, need more kegs....

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If they're done, cold crashing in the primary will help preserve some of your hop character.

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That's if he has time to cold crash before leaving them for a month.

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I picked up two kegs today. I think I'm going to crash them in the fermenter in the kegerator for two days then dry hop in the keg. Any hints on that?

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