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Old 01-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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I brewed my first 5 gallon batch with northern brewers deluxe kit and their caribou slobber brown ale. They recommend 1-2 weeks primary and 4 weeks secondary. Is all that time necessary in the secondary?

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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Don't secondary, just keep it in primary for 4 weeks, then rack.......

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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I've already racked, but is 4 weeks really necessary in the secondary? I would think it would be for a higher ABV brew to mellow out some but I don't know that it's gonna do much here.

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No, I'd let it sit for 2 weeks, then bottle......

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Old 01-14-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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I've already racked, but is 4 weeks really necessary in the secondary? I would think it would be for a higher ABV brew to mellow out some but I don't know that it's gonna do much here.
How long did it sit on the yeast cake before you racked? I'd give it a minimum if 3 total weeks before bottling ... And if you racked after only one week, maybe give it 3 in secondary.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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If you have reached the FG it's done and you can bottle or keg it. What was the OG and what is the SG now?

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I would think it would be for a higher ABV brew to mellow out some...
Indeed -- you'll be sitting on your 10%+ barleywine or imperial stout for months before you bottle.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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I was in primary for 2 weeks, probably should of went right into keg for secondary? Also any info on force carb would be great.

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You should be fine 2 weeks primary will work. You could leave a week or two more in the secondary if it's already in there then Keg. Here are some good links to keg info.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/sticky-kegging-faqs-43347/

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