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derek224 07-31-2012 06:59 PM

First Oatmeal Stout
 
Just put my first Oatmeal stout into the primary! I plan on waiting for 2 weeks then moving to a secondary. Waiting about another week and a half and kegging. Any thoughts? Does this sound like a decent time frame for fermentation?

sweed 07-31-2012 07:05 PM

Why not leave in the primary for 3-4 weeks? Are you adding anything in the secondary?

starrfish 07-31-2012 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweed (Post 4295301)
Why not leave in the primary for 3-4 weeks? Are you adding anything in the secondary?

+1

I've even dry hopped in primary. Not that you'd be dry hopping an oatmeal stout.

Yooper 07-31-2012 07:20 PM

I usually leave my oatmeal stout in the fermenter for 2-3 weeks, and then keg it from there.

KISS Brew 07-31-2012 07:20 PM

Go ahead and use time to determine when you check your gravity, but don't move the beer until gravity has stabilized.

I left mine for two weeks, gravity had stabilized, and I bottled it up. No secondary, and I don't think yours would benefit from one either.

Mine should be ready to try this weekend - I'm excited!

derek224 07-31-2012 07:22 PM

Maybe I will leave it in the primary for 3 weeks then keg it. How long after I keg it should I let it sit?

Yooper 07-31-2012 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by derek224 (Post 4295341)
Maybe I will leave it in the primary for 3 weeks then keg it. How long after I keg it should I let it sit?

It really depends on the recipe. Some very high alcohol and/or very roasty stouts need a bit of time to mellow.

For mine, I just put it in the kegerator and it's pretty good after two weeks (and carbed up by then, too).

starrfish 07-31-2012 07:29 PM

I too have been having good luck with the 2 week set & forget method of force carbing.


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