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busmanray 08-02-2005 11:43 PM

second fermentation
 
been brewing for 1 1/2 years now.just brewed a nice stout.never used a secondery before till now.left in primary for 6 days-airlock pretty dead
its been 2 days in the secondary and no action whats so ever in the airlock
whats up with that?

bikebryan 08-02-2005 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busmanray
been brewing for 1 1/2 years now.just brewed a nice stout.never used a secondery before till now.left in primary for 6 days-airlock pretty dead
its been 2 days in the secondary and no action whats so ever in the airlock
whats up with that?

The term "secondary fermenation" is almost an oxymoron. 99% of the fermentation usually concludes in primary. The purpose of secondary isn't to allow fermentation to complete, so much as to allow the beer to clarify and get it off the trub, helping to prevent off-flavors.

So it's not surprising you've seen little to no action in secondary. You usually won't. However, you should see your been clarifying as additional sedimentation occurs.

homebrewer_99 08-03-2005 12:09 AM

True, so true!

Any fermentation in a secondary (container) is actually a continuation of the first fermentation (unless you add a different yeast strain into it).

El Pistolero 08-03-2005 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by bikebryan
The term "secondary fermenation" is almost an oxymoron. 99% of the fermentation usually concludes in primary.

Fermentation, Settling, Conditioning.
Six simple steps to home brewing. :cool:

busmanray 08-03-2005 12:48 AM

simple steps?
 
Fermentation, Settling, Conditioning.I dont know about you but im seeing only three steps.

homebrewer_99 08-03-2005 12:49 AM

It was a joke... :D

El Pistolero 08-03-2005 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busmanray
Fermentation, Settling, Conditioning.I dont know about you but im seeing only three steps.

You're correct, I mis-counted. :o

Boiling, Fermenting, Settling, Conditioning...Five easy steps to home brewing. ;)

Wayne Havens 08-03-2005 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busmanray
Fermentation, Settling, Conditioning.I dont know about you but im seeing only three steps.

:D It is six if you have been drinking your brew!!! :D

homebrewer_99 08-03-2005 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Pistolero
You're correct, I mis-counted. :o

Boiling, Fermenting, Settling, Conditioning...Five easy steps to home brewing. ;)

I count 4 now!

El Pistolero 08-03-2005 03:18 AM

Doh! Yer correct...I forgot to skip drinking.


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