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Old 02-15-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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In the process of brewing my first beer and I had a question about secondary fermentation. I transferred from primary to secondary on Thursday and will be out of town for the next week. Fermentation has seem to stop but won't be able to bottle untill 2/21 or 2/22. Will it be ok in the carboy until then. Pros/cons? Is that ok?

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Old 02-15-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard and congrats on your first brew. It will be fine.

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Old 02-15-2014, 02:47 PM   #3
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Pros/cons?
Pros - More time to clear and for flavors to meld
Cons - None
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Pros - More time to clear and for flavors to meld

Cons - None

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1) fermentation should have been complete before you transferred to secondary.
2) in most cases, longer is better. If I did a secondary (rarely) I would go for a minimum of 2 weeks.

You don't need to secondary at all with most beers if not making additions of aging for a long time (months) 3-4 weeks in primary then bottle.

Your beer will be fine

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