Secondary's not a "must" if you leave your beer sitting for a couple weeks longer on the yeast cake...After fermentation the yeast will clean up after themselves.
I've started leaving the majority of my beers in the primary for a month, and they've come out cleaner, clearer and crisper tasting then when I rack them to secondary.
I've found that I only secondary if I'm using fruit, or am adding something to the secondary....
If you only have one primary, then moving it to secondary frees it up so you can brew more beer....I don't have that problem, I have 3 primarys, so I can leave them longer and not need the space.
I know you're excited to try your beer, but don't be in such a hurry to rush to bottle or rush to drink it when you bottle...the beer will taste better if you let it sit.
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Hint Hint, buy another bucket! That way you can brew again, and it'll take your mind of this batch so it can do it's thing...and you'll build up your pipeline faster.
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