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Old 09-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Racking Beer and Yeast/Trub to Secondary

I'm planning on brewing tomorrow and my primary bucket is currently tied up with a RIS that's been fermenting for 6 days. Fermentation peaked about 3 days ago; now there's not much activity and krausen has fallen. Since I need to free up my primary, but don't want to remove the beer from the yeast cake too soon, could I rack everything in the primary bucket over to my secondary and allow it to continue doing it's thing? Any reasons not to do this? Thanks

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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Spend the $15 and buy another bucket.

Though a small chance, why risk a stuck ferment, oxidation, or possible infection? Not worth it for the minimal cost of an worthwhile addition to your home brewery IMO

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #3
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Spend the $15 and buy another bucket.

Though a small chance, why risk a stuck ferment, oxidation, or possible infection? Not worth it for the minimal cost of an worthwhile addition to your home brewery IMO
ditto. or wait a week to brew, i suggest getting another vessel.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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You can never have enough fermenters...I think I might have a dozen now.

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Fine... I'll go buy another bucket

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