Originally Posted by GrogNerd
their motivation is to sell more kits at a faster pace
"my beer tastes like crap"
"you did something wrong, here buy another kit from us"
"but the guys on HBT said to wait 2-3 weeks and most said not to bother with a secondary"
"what do they know? they're not selling you anything"
He he.....the one I like is: There's a lot of crazies on the internet...beware of stranger advice!
OP, yeah, you're going to get a lot of bad advice, and some of it will even be from the internet, but the great thing about this place is generally speaking if someone gives you bad advice, it won't be more then a couple minutes before cooler heads prevail and come along to set you straight. You're fine leaving it on the yeast cake for longer. The longest I've done is 3 months on a Belgian Dark Strong..but for Ales, I typically leave it 4-6 weeks on the yeast cake and I dryhop right in the primary.
First Brew was thanksgiving 2011, I'm at 96 batches and counting (as of 8/31/2014), and ran out of room in my signature to list them all.