Originally Posted by bbell21
Need some help here guys, thanks.
Man, I really wish the kit makers would update their instructions.
People disagree about using secondary or not (whole threads on the issue) but there is no NEED to secondary at all in most cases. For beginning home brewers, the biggest threat is not whether your beer is crystal clear! Much bigger problems arise from sanitation & oxidation, both of which are more likely with each contact you make with the beer.
Personally, I'd suggest you don't touch the beer for 14-21 days, take a hydrometer reading at the end of that time to make sure you're in the ballpark of the suggested FG, then keg or bottle, condition for 10-14 days, and enjoy!