To make my primary available to brew another batch this weekend! I can't wait to get my pipeline started. It is my first ever batch and is going good so far. It was in primary for 9 days, and hit my SG on target at 1.013 (1.052 OG), pretty stoked about that
. I know most people don't go to secondary mostly due to another chance of infection. So I spent 2 flippin hours tonight cleaning, sanitizing, then siphoning and then cleaning and sanitizing again.
Everyone always says just leave and forget about it, let it sit. It's easy for those who have the pipeline moving and can just grab a homebrew at any time and relax. However the patience of a beginner is a short fuse. Already got my calender filled in for the next 6 weeks to brew and bottle!
Oh, one thing to not say to the wife....so during the hydrometer test phase she sampled some of the Irish Red from the tube and was surprised that it actually tasted like beer. So during dinner I said to her "you know this does taste like pot roast". No points for the newbie.
Thanks again to everyone for posting such helpful information about the brewing process.