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Old 10-14-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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I know that doing a secondary ferment is not usually necessary. However are there certain types of beer (not talking about adding fruit etc) that should be moved to a secondary fermenter ? I just brewed an extract kit from northern called moose slobber. It seems to be a heavier beer, do I need to move something like that to a secondary to assist clearing it up ?

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Old 10-14-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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I know that doing a secondary ferment is not usually necessary. However are there certain types of beer (not talking about adding fruit etc) that should be moved to a secondary fermenter ? I just brewed an extract kit from northern called moose slobber. It seems to be a heavier beer, do I need to move something like that to a secondary to assist clearing it up ?
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There are some styles or times you may want to bulk condition a beer for more than a month in which case moving to a secondary is beneficial but you could leave your Moose Slobber in the primary for 3-4 weeks and it will clear nicely without need of secondary
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I know this is an old post but does someone know what he meant by "bulk condition"? Does it mean longer than 4 weeks? I am really interested in the practical scenarios where a carboy is needed.

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Old 11-23-2012, 06:11 AM   #4
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Bulk conditioning meaning the whole batch in the same vessel and in this case yeah he is talking about over a month

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It's usually done with high gravity/high ABV beers that need some time to condition.
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