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Old 08-30-2009, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Vertical Epic 05 clone - How long to secondary?

its already been in for 2 weeks and i was thinking about keeping it in for two more weeks. is this fine?, or should i keep it in longer? also, how do you determine how long a beer should be kept in secondary?, i know it varies for multiple styles so is there a particular chart or anything showing how long a particular style should stay in secondary? thanks.

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Old 08-30-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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What was the OG of the beer?

IIRC stone Vertical epic is a HUUUGE beer....

I would be thinking secondary/bulk aging in terms of months, NOT weeks.....

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1.083. this is my second homebrew ever. im using an extract clone kit from Austin Hombrew.

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1.083. this is my second homebrew ever. im using an extract clone kit from Austin Hombrew.
Let me tell you about bigger beers. Lazy LLama's drawing says it best.



I have a 1.090 OG Belgian strong that took 3 months just to carb, and at 9 months is starting to lose the rocket fuel taste....I am not going to touch any more of them til they are a year old. I only have about 6 or 8 bottles left, it was a somall 2.5 gallon experimental batch.

Personally I would let that bad boy sit in secondary for 2-3 months and then bottle it, and plan on it needing a couple more months to bottle condition....and then you woull have a beew worthy of the name stone vertical epic....which are beers meant to be cellared and even tested vertically....

Get brewing other, lesser strength beers that won't require as long as a conditioning time, so you can give this one the time it needs.

You won't be sorry.
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thanks a lot man. i figured it needed a while but some of these homebrew books tell me otherwise.

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