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Old 02-19-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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I have an Irish stout that's been in the primary for 9 days...should I rack, or wait an extra week?

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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I'm assuming you are talking of racking to secondary. My vote is to not use a secondary, let it sit another week to ten days, then check a gravity.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:20 AM   #3
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I have an Irish stout that's been in the primary for 9 days...should I rack, or wait an extra week?
Another week wouldn't hurt, most of us do between 2-4 weeks. That being said if you do want to rack it or straight up bottle it make sure it's at a stable finished gravity. Test it now then in a day or 2.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:24 AM   #4
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Yeah I've been told 1-2 weeks primary. 2 weeks secondary 3 for bottling. Are there any advantages of of just doing a 2-3 week primary?

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:30 AM   #5
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Yeah I've been told 1-2 weeks primary. 2 weeks secondary 3 for bottling. Are there any advantages of of just doing a 2-3 week primary?
Yes there is, and a quick search can bring enough reading on the subject to make you numb. Pez.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:33 AM   #6
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If you leave it for 2-3 weeks in the primary, you wont have to deal with sanitizing and transferring it....set it and forget about it for a few weeks!!!

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:37 AM   #7
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To Secondary or Not Here is some good reading. Honestly, the best way is to do a side by side and pick which one you prefer. But leaving it for an extra week or two will not harm the beer.
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