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Old 09-09-2010, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Do you still secondary ferment before you keg?

I just got my kegging setup ready to go. I normally do a 1 week secondary before I bottle. Should I still do the same before I keg?

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:50 AM   #2
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I do 4 weeks in primary no secondary

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Old 09-09-2010, 12:52 AM   #3
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Personal preference. I've quit doing secondaries, and have kegged from day one. For most of the ales I make I do 3 weeks primary, then 1-2 weeks to carb up in the keg, kind of like doing a secondary I guess, and then I pour off the first pint.

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I was thinking it really depends on whether you have the capability to crash cool.

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I'm a proponent of secondaries. Crash cool or not, I believe it really helps knock the last bits of yeast, etc. out of suspension, resulting in clearer beer and cleaner kegs/bottles. I usually try to do longer secondaries, but will do a short one in a pinch - like I mentioned - to get the beer to clear up.

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Thanks for the info everyone. I think I'll keep with my secondary process for now. My beers are coming out super clear and I'd like to make sure that keeps happening.

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I skip the secondary. I usually leave my beer in primary for around 3 weeks and then rack to the keg. I shortened the dip tubes on my kegs just a little and I let them carb at serving pressure for 2-3 weeks in the kegorator before serving. By then everything has settled to the bottom and I get crystal clear beer. I might get one beer less per keg by doing that but I can live with that.

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i secondary only if i have a big beer that needs more than 2 months fermenting

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Old 09-09-2010, 03:16 AM   #9
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Depends on the beer.

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Old 09-09-2010, 03:41 AM   #10
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I always 2ndry simply becasue I never know when I will get around to bottle or keg, and I only have one 6.5 gal. fermenter for primary.

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