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evan5159 06-30-2011 11:23 AM

racking questions
why would one use a secondary fermenter? is it always necessary to do so? and also which is the best way to prime,from your experience?

Daybis 06-30-2011 11:30 AM

Racking to a secondary is not necessary. The only time I secondary is if I'm aging a beer for more than a month or if I'm adding fruit to a beer. When it comes to priming, I would highly recommend getting an autosiphon. They are relatively inexpensive and they work great.

birvine 06-30-2011 11:43 AM

+1 secondary not usually needed; primary for 3-4 weeks.

When you say priming do you mean for carbonation? If so, use corn or table sugar to prime your beer for bottling.


Revvy 06-30-2011 11:49 AM

To Secondary or Not.

Bottling tips for the homebrewer.

heferly 06-30-2011 11:58 AM


Originally Posted by Revvy

Look how easy that was, revvy Haha

Read these...the answers to these questions are all out there

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