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Old 10-15-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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I'm just going to throw this out there to see what the majority would do.
I have an irish stout in primary (1.044 og), will have been there three weeks this Sunday. Recipe calls for 2 weeks primary, 2 weeks secondary. I'm heading out of town at the end of the 4 weeks stated. I'm trying to decide if I want to:
1) transfer to secondary after 3 weeks and leave 2 - 3 more weeks before I bottle.
2) leave it in primary until I get back and bottle (5-6 weeks in primary) or
3) Just bottle it this weekend (after 3 weeks primary) and be done with it.

I've seen all the "why do you want to secondary" stuff. I already know where I'm leaning, Just looking to see what most people would do in this situation.
Thanks, and happy brewing!!

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Old 10-15-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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I would go with option 2 or 3.

It's most likely done fermenting after 3 weeks in the primary, so just bottle it up after that point. When you get home a few weeks after that, it will be fully carbed and ready to go.

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Old 10-15-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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I would bottle and be done with it, as long as you're at a stable FG.

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I would bottle and expect it to be carbed up when you return. Something to look forward on the trip home . . .

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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Bottle it. There is no need to go longer unless it has 1) not reached final gravity or 2) very cloudy still.

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