The Dude abides! Brewbowski
All that fuss is not needed.
Using a single stage fermenter. I brew for 5 or maybe 6 days, then it gets bottled. End up with 66 excellent bottles of clear, well carbonated, premium beer that I will start drinking two weeks later - yes it improves maybe 1 percent with more conditioning time. But even at a week old it's better than anything at the beer store!