Originally Posted by Hetuck
I hate to ask a dumb question but uh.......what is a "tertiary?" I've never heard that term before. Though, it sounds like a secondary fermentation device. By the way, that Blue Eyed Blonde sounds absolutely orgasmic! I'm going to give that baby a try one of these days
tertiary would just be a the next step after a secondary (honestly i've never heard of anyone ever doing this). I only did it because there was so much yeast and blueberry sediment in my secondary that I felt nothing more was going to settle out until I got the beer off of it. Only doing the 3rd stage for a week then bottling. Only thing i'm a little worried about is if there will be enough yeast in suspension to carb, or will i need to pitch some for bottling. Sure do wish I had a keg setup so i could force carb.
Thanks, its my second fruit beer and first real try after reading the BYO article. I'm hoping it comes out nice. I've been brewing with the seasons this year. I'm not a major fruit beer fan, but figured it'd be a nice end of summer beer.