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Old 03-17-2012, 06:58 AM   #11
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Do not let sunlight hit the carboy. Once I oxidized the beer because I let it sit too long in primary and then racked to secondary after all the air lock bubbling had ended. I let it sit in secondary too long with oxygen on top of the beer. Now I either leave it in primary until keg/bottle or rack when airlock bubbles greater than 60 seconds so when I secondary the co2 will push oxygen out of carboy. Truth is the secondary really isn't necessary if you bottle because birling will add more yeast residue and clouds the bert when your pour anyway.

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:03 AM   #12
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When I was germany and got racks of beer from the local brewery it was all bottled the old fashion way with corn sugar and they all were cloudy. Moderm process carbs the beer and then bottles to avoid the yeast residue at the grocery store. Kegging also avoids this. The year residue will keep you strong! Drinking it adds some flavor. Try it

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:39 AM   #13
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5 weeks seems like overkill to me. 2 weeks primary, 1-2 weeks secondary and then bottle conditioning or kegging is what I do.
Yeah, well... secondary seems overkill to me.

Typically I do 3-4 weeks primary, then keg.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:47 AM   #14
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Yeah, well... secondary seems overkill to me.

Typically I do 3-4 weeks primary, then keg.
lol i agree about secondary, been thinking about cutting that out of my regimen. 3-4 weeks primary then kegging seems like a good place to start. Unless I'm dry hopping i guess
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:07 AM   #15
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I dry hop in primary after all the yeast settles

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I dry hop in primary after all the yeast settles
Damn, you make me feel so stupid. Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:35 AM   #17
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Oh I wasn't going for that. Just trying to make brewing easy, one lazy step at a time

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