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Old 02-20-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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2 weeks in primary 1 week in secondary, is this ok compared t the opposite way around?

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Old 02-20-2008, 03:27 PM   #2
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If you're only going to do 1 week in secondary, I would just go for 3 weeks in primary and skip secondary altogether personally. But yes you would be fine doing it like that (provided fermentation had completed).

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Old 02-20-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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If you would like to do it that way its fine - makes more sense the other way. I find when you have it insecondary for 2 weeks its clear. One week in secondary it clears some but still a lil foggy. In the end wont make a heck of alot of difference though.

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Old 02-20-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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Secondary is JUST for clearing. Also removing 90% of the yeast cake before fermentation is done can slow or even stop fermentation.

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Yea or do what brad just said - us canadians know all about good beer :P

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Old 02-20-2008, 03:29 PM   #6
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+1 to Bradsul...

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maybe do 2-2.

One thing i noticed about transferring to secondary was that not much settled to the bottom by the end of the first week. i would let it go 2 weeks in secondary.

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I'd vote for 2-2. Or failing that, three weeks in primary.

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:07 PM   #9
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only reason I ask is my secondary is in its first week and I am brewing today, so in one week I wont have a seccondary, but it is a hefe so im just going to go 2 weeks in primary and then bottle

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:11 PM   #10
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With the exception of wheats, I always secondary for at least 2 weeks to clear it out.

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