Originally Posted by neildytham
3 weeks in primary huh?!
I'm only a relative novice at homebrewing, but seem to remember reading that primary shouldn't go over 14 days? Particularly to get the beer off the flocculated yeast (trub) at the bottom, so it doesn't impart too much flavor on the beer....?
Any thoughts on that?
I'm at 8 days and the Gravity is bottoming out. Shall I leave it to flocculate further and clarify?
Check out palmer's how to brew as well. He says, up to 3 weeks can help the yeast clean up the beer, after that you should rack, though 4 weeks may have no effect.
I sincerely feel from my experience that my beers have gotten better with the 3 weeks primary. Then again I changed lots of other things as I have gone along - but I am probably in the majority (a lot of folks do the 3 weeks in the primary).