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Old 01-25-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Best style to brew w/o secondary

So the other day I purchased a brewers startup kit.....today i found that my grandfather said i could have his equipment as well. I'm pretty sure (but not positive) that he's only done beer with a primary stage and no secondary. If thats the case i can either buy another carboy for secondary, or i could just do a primary batch.

I was kind of wondering what beginner style would be better brewed with just a primary...or if i should just forget this idea and go purchase another carboy.

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Anything but a Lager or big beer over 1.060 will be fine
Especially if you are using a highly flocculant strain of yeast.

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Heffe would be perfect... you never want to secondary them, and you want to drink them young! PERFECT for a primary ferment only.

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i've done a wheat which worked very well and the orfy old speckled hen which also worked fine (and cleared nicely) w/o secondary. i had it three weeks in primary, and the wheat was 2.5 weeks in primary.

wheat is a great choice for your first batch as it's ready quick (probably two weeks is good) and it's good if you drink it quite young. i.e. you get some drinkable pints in short order while you get your 2nd and 3rd batches rolling!

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Heffe would be perfect... you never want to secondary them, and you want to drink them young! PERFECT for a primary ferment only.
Never say never, especially when homebrewer_99 is around
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+ 1 on the hefe.

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How fast can Chewey actually throw the heat? looks like he has a good drive off the plate!
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How fast can Chewey actually throw the heat? looks like he has a good drive off the plate!
If his hamstring's healthy he can hit around 103mph. He's being groomed for the starting rotation by the all-star break...
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If his hamstring's healthy he can hit around 103mph. He's being groomed for the starting rotation by the all-star break...
Lmao I wonder how much break he has on his 12-6 curve I bet he could put it right through the ground!
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Lmao I wonder how much break he has on his 12-6 curve I bet he could put it right through the ground!
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thanks for all the suggestions.....chewy picture is outstanding! lol

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