Originally Posted by osagedr
Yeah my beer has been good so far just transferring when the target FG is hit. I just thought after reading so much about really long periods in the primary that I might be missing out on something with my primary fermentation typically being finished in four or five days. I figured maybe flavour was affected somehow by extra time on the yeast cake.
I think (I'm no expert) what you are seeing is people who think that a secondary isn't necessary. It's not that sitting on the trub is or yeast cake is good, it's more like that it's not as bad as some references say that it is. I think there is a sticky on the topic if you want to see the pro/cons for the debate.
I'm totally new but my general understanding is that a secondary will help avoid issues with sitting on the trub, but many think you may not be able to notice the difference for most cases. So what many people do is ignore a secondary. That doesn't mean a secondary won't help and won't provide a noticeable difference in some cases, just not all the time.