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SmugMug 09-16-2009 06:41 PM

Spices in primary
 
I don't use a secondary, but have been interested in making some spice additions to my beer. Any suggestions or warnings about adding these to my primary after FG has been reached?

quickerNu 09-16-2009 06:46 PM

Just makes it harder to wash the yeast.
In my experience, spiced beers do a bit better with time, so I tend to use a secondary on them.

SmugMug 09-16-2009 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quickerNu (Post 1551205)
Just makes it harder to wash the yeast.
In my experience, spiced beers do a bit better with time, so I tend to use a secondary on them.

Well, this will be my last brew for a while, so I'm not that concerned with washing the yeast. I figure if I put a cheese cloth around the bottling spigot I should be able to keep most of the gunk out of the bottles. I don't have anything on deck, so I can keep it in the primary without reason to transfer. Thanks for the input.

DrunkSkunk 09-16-2009 09:17 PM

BYO just did a sudo scientific study and they found beer tastes better if you let it sit on primary longer. So I say once you reach the FG add away.

I would avoid cheese cloth because of turbulence adding O2. Just leave the big stuff behind when moving into your bottling bucket. Whats a little haze?


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