Originally Posted by Brew_Dog
To rack?. That's what my instructions say... I understand racking is after primary fermentation...here is were I go back to my first question..
Primary fermentation is not done after 3 to 4 days. it continues for several days afterwards. Racking to secondary any sooner than 7 to 10, might result in a number of problems that you don't want.
The stickies portion of the site has all the reasons and explanations.
I don't touch mine until the ten day mark.take a gravity reading, cap it up, and let it chill for another week. If I rack to secondary its only after two weeks, if not it stays in primary for 21 and bottle it.
There are so many different opinions on this that it can get confusing. in the end if it comes out tasting like beer, then you did a good job.