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Old 12-28-2012, 05:35 AM   #1
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Default First timer dident read the intructions

I am for the first time brewing beer and i finished boiling the wort and i put it in the plastic ferment-er added the yeast and then i put it in the glass one to let it ferment then i read the instructions i had to leave it in the plastic one then the glass one i the secondary. should i move it back or can i leave it there .

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:40 AM   #2
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Wherever it is now, leave it there until it's done in two-three weeks

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Old 12-28-2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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If you got the wort and the yeast together, below ~80 degrees, in whatever container, make sure its covered and has an airlock, and it'll all be good. Primary/secondary is kinda relative.

Good to do, not bad to not do. Watch for activity, indicating the yeast is eating and making alcohol, and in a couple weeks you'll be ready for your next step. What type of beer did you brew? What yeast did you use?

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Also, depending on how vigorous your fermentation is, your bung+airlock may get blown out of the carboy so you probably will want to rig up a blowoff tube at some point.

What beer are you making? Did your equipment come as a kit? From where did you get them?

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:28 AM   #5
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Also, depending on how vigorous your fermentation is, your bung+airlock may get blown out of the carboy so you probably will want to rig up a blowoff tube at some point.

What beer are you making? Did your equipment come as a kit? From where did you get them?
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If your brew is 5 gallons your primary fermenter, the bucket, was probably 6.5 gallons which allows for the expansion of the krausen. Your secondary, glass carboy, might well be 5 gallons so, when the krausen expands, it'll take the path of least resistance, through the airlock, and if/when that gets blocked it'll continue to build pressure until it releases explosively. nmfree's suggestion of a blow-off tube would be a wise move.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #6
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No offense,but why did you rack it out of the bucket into the carboy? The ale pail would def have plenty of head space for krausen expansion. In either case,a blow off rig is always a good thing right from the start after pitching.
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My question is why would attempt to brew beer for the first time without reading the instructions first? Doesnt seem logical to me.

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I purchased a Kit Best Brewers I think , it American Pale Ale , and read the instructions that came with the kit , did not read the instructions that came with the other kit and the glass carboy had the airlock on it so i presumed that was the primary.

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gotta read and follow every kit instructions. They are all different.

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As long as the carboy is 6-6.5 gallons you're ok. If the pail has a spigot,it's likely a bottling bucket. Although both my plastic FV's have spigots,& I built my bottling bucket. I made the spigot to mount a hair lower than usual to get all but a couple TBSP of beer out of the BB while bottling.
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