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Old 11-16-2012, 05:57 PM   #21
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On recent brews I've skipped the primary fermenter and have gone directly to the secondary. So far this has turned out just fine. I know people say the secondary is not necessary but I'm skeptical, especially when the primaries are getting washed and I just need to move pre-aging forward into the fermentation/signs of fermentation phase. I use 3 gallon carboys for secondaries. For primaries, I only have a 11 liter glass container which is being cleaned. I am thinking about upgrading my vessels to greater ones so that I can stop using blow off tubes in my secondaries.
There are primary vessels for fermentation and there are secondary vessels for bulk clearing (aka brite tanks), aging, or carbonating/serving (commercialized scale).

There is primary fermentation. Clearing and aging.

The only time there is a secondary fermentation is when the beer is primed for bottle/cask carbonation.

I have no idea what "to move pre-aging forward means". It's either in lag, fermenting, flocculating, or aging at varied levels of efficacy.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #22
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:29 PM   #23
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:38 PM   #24
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Damn Gila, I think I've got a bridge to sell you..
Damn. See what I get for not reading them all.

Been on HBT too long, I guess. The OP did not surprise me at all.

How much is that bridge?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #25
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Since when did post count equate to brewing experience and/or knowledge of terminology?
Hey now.
What? Just saying there's no direct correlation. Wasn't trying to call anyone out.
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