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Old 02-13-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default How soon is too soon?

I pitched on Thursday and had extremely active fermentation beginning late Friday night and all weekend until mid-morning yesterday. Now it has been completely inactive for about a day. What is the harm in sending it to the Secondary now?

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Old 02-13-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
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What was the OG? Personally, I'd prob'ly give it another day or two. Also allows more nasties to fall out before racking.

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Old 02-13-2006, 10:31 PM   #3
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"Also allows more nasties to fall out before racking."

Great advice - that alone is worth its weight in gold! Perhaps I'll move it now to where I intend to rack and allow it to settle further for a few days.

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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yes, but I wait another week or 3 just to be sure.

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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Remember -

1) There is no harm in leaving it longer in the primary.
2) There are several benefits to leaving it longer in the primary.
3) Removing from the primary as soon as possible has no benefits at all.

Worry about "how soon" is usually a fundamental error.

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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I leave mine for a minimum two weeks in primary, normally 3. Then I'll rack to secondary or just straight to a bottling bucket. If I see some stuff in the bottling bucket I'll rack it to a secondary and leave it to settle more.

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:00 PM   #7
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LOL..I resurrected this post in pointing out that most on the board probably asked silly questions in their early days, but thanks for the reply

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