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timobkg 10-30-2009 02:59 PM

What does Additional Fermentation mean?
 
I tried a search, but couldn't find an explanation for this term. Say a recipe goes as follows:

Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 68F
Additional Fermentation: Recommended 2+ months to age
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 68F

Does the Additional Fermentation mean that I should keep it in the first fermentation bucket for 2.5 months?

HillbillyDeluxe 10-30-2009 03:05 PM

It appears to me that they are telling you that the minimum ferm time is 14 days in primary but they reccomend 2 more months before transferring to secondary. Some on here use a secondary, some dont, they just do really long primaries. I do long primaries. I do use secondaries for competitions or the beers i brew as gifts. I helps to clarify.

Not sure if i'm right on your original question but i hope it helps.

EricCSU 10-30-2009 03:11 PM

For us to help you...

Post the recipe.

Have you brewed it yet?

Where did you get the recipe (book, LHBS)?

Thanks.

Eric

timobkg 10-30-2009 03:14 PM

I found the recipe here, actually: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f71/trois-pistoles-clone-26717/

I'm looking to try brewing at home with my friends, and was thinking that I'd love to make something like Trois Pistoles, and this recipe looks easy enough for us to do. However, the additional fermentation par threw me off.

android 10-30-2009 03:27 PM

i think actually they mean ferment at 68 for 2 weeks, transfer to secondary, leave for at least 2 weeks and age up to 2+ months in the secondary or in the bottle (unless you're brewing a wild beer). i know some probably have, but i wouldn't want to leave a beer in primary for 2+ months. 2-3 weeks should be plenty of time.

EricCSU 10-30-2009 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by android (Post 1644417)
i think actually they mean ferment at 68 for 2 weeks, transfer to secondary, leave for at least 2 weeks and age up to 2+ months in the secondary or in the bottle (unless you're brewing a wild beer). i know some probably have, but i wouldn't want to leave a beer in primary for 2+ months. 2-3 weeks should be plenty of time.

What he said. It is a big beer, so aging in the package (bottle or keg) will be beneficial.

But if this is sirsloop's recipe, why not post on that thread or send him a PM and get it straight from the horse's mouth?

Eric

david_42 10-30-2009 03:37 PM

I suspect the term is an artifact of the posting software.

Revvy 10-30-2009 03:42 PM

Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 68F
Additional Fermentation: Recommended 2+ months to age
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 68F

My take on sloop's recipe is 14 days in primary, 14 days in Secondary and then 2 months in the bottle to condition. Which of course you could skip the secondary, primary it for a month and then bottle and condition for 2 or more months. It makes sense since, at 1.070, it's a bigger beer. It would more than likely take a couple months to mellow out.

timobkg 10-30-2009 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revvy (Post 1644461)
My take on sloop's recipe is 14 days in primary, 14 days in Secondary and then 2 months in the bottle to condition. Which of course you could skip the secondary, primary it for a month and then bottle and condition for 2 or more months. It makes sense since, at 1.070, it's a bigger beer. It would more than likely take a couple months to mellow out.

Ah, thanks. That makes sense.

Quote:

Originally Posted by android (Post 1644417)
i know some probably have, but i wouldn't want to leave a beer in primary for 2+ months. 2-3 weeks should be plenty of time.

Heh, this is what had me concerned.

I saw Additional Fermentation everywhere, so assumed it might be a standard term, and since it came between primary and secondary, it really threw me off.

Thanks, all, for the prompt responses. :)


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