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Old 07-31-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 07-31-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Why not leave in the primary for 3-4 weeks? Are you adding anything in the secondary?

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Why not leave in the primary for 3-4 weeks? Are you adding anything in the secondary?
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I've even dry hopped in primary. Not that you'd be dry hopping an oatmeal stout.
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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!

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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?

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

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