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Old 03-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
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Solid advice right there that a lot of new brewers should follow.

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Old 03-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #12
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The only time secondaries are really needed is when okaing,adding fruit,or extended aging of a big beer. I too do it all in primary,including dry hopping. And 7 days in primary def isn't long enough. Leavit in primary till it reaches a stable FG. Then give it another 3-7 days to settle out clear or slightly misty. It'll also clean up after itself at the same time. Then rack onto priming solution in the bottling bucket. And give those bottles 3-4 weeks,then a week in the fridge on average gravity beers.
I understand the secondary debate. That's not my problem. Reading revy's reply I understand what secondary does. If you read my following post regarding my plan (due to lack of bottles as per original post)that's my query.
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Thanks for the help. Correct me if I'm going to do this wrong

1. Leave the current bottles for at least another week or more IMO - yes
2. Leave the current brew (a pale ale) in primary for 7 more days Yes
3. Transfer to secondary and leave for 3 weeksYour choice. Leave it in primary or move to secondary
4. Put the secondary vessel into fridge No - dropping the temp puts the yeast to sleep and they stop whatever they were doing (cleaning up, fermenting, etc.) If you want to halt activity and just clarify then go ahead. I'd leave it out, it will clear up just find and condition.
5. Go to Vegas on 12th April return to Dublin on 16th and collect bottles Yes
6. Bottle beer and drink or wait? Drink the pale ale. Bottle the new one and wait 3 weeks to carb and condition before tasting

That's my plan, If it's not a good idea please tell me tanx
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I understand the secondary debate. That's not my problem. Reading revy's reply I understand what secondary does. If you read my following post regarding my plan (due to lack of bottles as per original post)that's my query.
I wasn't referring to the debate,but rather to give a brief synopsis of what secondaries are used for. But so far as the bottle problem,yeah,in that case secondary would be ok till you get some. The others def need more time,as I said. I'd also like to put forth a lil of my mother's thoughts; Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear!
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I wasn't referring to the debate,but rather to give a brief synopsis of what secondaries are used for. But so far as the bottle problem,yeah,in that case secondary would be ok till you get some. The others def need more time,as I said. I'd also like to put forth a lil of my mother's thoughts; Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear!
cheers for the advice, here's to a good brew
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