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Primary for 1 week and secondary for 3 weeks. 6 28.57%
Primary for 2-3 weeks and secondary for 1-2 weeks. 15 71.43%
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #21
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Neither.

I'd rather primary for 10-14 days and then package. In my experience, most ales are done in a little less than two weeks, and unless you are doing something like oak aging or fruit then a secondary isn't really needed. If I want to condition my beer then I will do it cold and in a keg. The length of time will vary depending on the style
that's it for me 10 days or so cold crash and then into the keg

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Old 02-07-2014, 08:14 PM   #22
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Yet another for "neither." I'm in the "primary only" camp for most beers.

The only common exception for me is my APA, which I dry hop. I add dry hops to the primary immediately after high krausen and then transfer the beer to a secondary three days later.

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Old 02-10-2014, 01:49 PM   #23
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I am also primary only. I only ever rack over fruit beers.

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Old 02-10-2014, 02:36 PM   #24
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Primary only here, even for dry hopped beers. I only used a secondary once, when I was brewing a lager.

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Old 02-10-2014, 05:05 PM   #25
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Primary only for 2 - 3 weeks then right into the keg to carbonate. Little to no additional value in secondaries for the 90% of beers IMO.

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Old 02-10-2014, 05:55 PM   #26
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I don't always secondary, but when I do it's 2-3 wks primary and 1-2 wks secondary.

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I would also go with a "primary only" option. I have left beers in primary for up to 5 months with no ill effects. In my brewhouse, brite tanks are reserved only for additions, such as fruit, wood, etc., or lagering.

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:09 PM   #28
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Default Primary time length

I have had good luck with 7 days in my primary and then 7 days in my secondary . I will let my beer stay in the secondary longer if I'm trying to pick up some flavors like oak or some kind of fruit.

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In my brewhouse, brite tanks are reserved only for additions, such as fruit, wood, etc., or lagering.
You do realize that a brite tank is used to carbonate beer?
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