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Old 05-18-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default Too early for 2nd ferm?

I just checked my beer and I had planned on switching to secondary today (5 days in primary). Not a lot of krausen on top and my fg is at 1.030 right now (started at 1.050). Should I let it sit in primary for a little longer or will I be ok putting it in secondary?

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Old 05-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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If you want to secondary (most people don't) wait until it finishes fermenting.

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Old 05-18-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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Let it sit until at least two weeks in primary before you transfer. Maybe even three.

Regardless, let your gravity get stable first - secondary is for clarifying, bulk aging, maybe adding fruit or the like. Fermentation should finish in primary.

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Old 05-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Glad I posted this before I just went Shea and did it guess I had a case of noob patience. ;D

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1.030 is too high, it's not done fermenting. Like homebrewdad said before, secondary is only for clarifying, bulk aging, maybe adding fruit.

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