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Old 01-11-2010, 04:50 PM   #51
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i may be missing something here but isn't there more to it that just "clear" beer? While clear beer is desireable in certain sytles isn't it the overall flavor qualities of the beer that most people are after?

Yes! Has very little to do with clearer beers, and much to do with off flavors coming from the trub when you allow the brew to sit on it too long.

There is plenty of documentation using analyzers that prove having flavor problems from allowing the beer to sit on the primary trub too long.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:53 PM   #52
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This thread is long,but informative. Just so I have it straight...I am in the current practice of leaving my beer in the primary 3 weeks. I then transfer into cornies to wait out the duration until consumption....does anyone here agree or disagree that I am doing the right thing (for my setup that is).

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Old 01-11-2010, 04:57 PM   #53
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that's pretty much what i do. I think it would have to be on the trub for many months to "maybe" even taste the effects of possible off flavors.

Granted, with some lighter beer styles the time frames may vary.

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Old 01-11-2010, 05:12 PM   #54
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I have an Irish Red 10g batch that I split into two carboys. Because I needed a 6g fermenter a little earlier than expected, I racked one of the two Irish Reds to a secondary after 9 days (It was at intended FG). The other I intend to let sit on the yeast for 4-5 weeks.

So we'll see if there are any flavor differences in another 3 weeks.

NOTE: I normally rack to keg from the primary after 4-5 weeks (unless I dryhop or add fruit in which case I moved to secondary).

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This is my first IPA (or Orange/Coriander APA). I brewed the 8th...it is in primary now (sanke) and I plan to move it over to two cornies on the 28th. At that time each corney will get 2oz of cascade droppped in to the beer in a tied sanitized bag. I plan to tap the first keg Jan 10ish or so. The other will sit in the fridge @ 40* (until this one is empty) with the 2oz of cascade in their for atleast a month or more.

Any objections...any ideas...any comments?


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Old 01-11-2010, 06:13 PM   #56
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Yes! Has very little to do with clearer beers, and much to do with off flavors coming from the trub when you allow the brew to sit on it too long.

There is plenty of documentation using analyzers that prove having flavor problems from allowing the beer to sit on the primary trub too long.
Absolutely. The question is, though, what is "too long"?
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:33 PM   #57
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I once let a honey brown sit on the trub for 9 weeks. It was just before I got married and I had no time to touch it. It tasted the same as my next batch of the same recipe that I left on the trub for 4 weeks.

Shrug. That's the longest I have ever left anything in primary and it removed my fears of autolysis.

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This thread is long,but informative. Just so I have it straight...I am in the current practice of leaving my beer in the primary 3 weeks. I then transfer into cornies to wait out the duration until consumption....does anyone here agree or disagree that I am doing the right thing (for my setup that is).

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I wish I had your set up 'cause that's exactly what I would do. And if you like the way the beer tastes and you and your friends enjoy it then there is absolutely nothing wrong with what you're doing or how you're doing it.

You could get all crazy with it and leave it in the primary for another week or two and then follow your normal procedures and see what happens... The worse thing that could happen is you'll decided to never do it again.
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Sounds great... thanks for the help

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does my corney transfer count as a secondary?
I would say so, yes. Agree others?
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