Originally Posted by SteelRinger
I am thinking about transferring mine to a secondary to age. I am going to be on vacation at the 30 day period, so it will be closer to 40 before I get to bottle. Plus, there is a ton of yeasty beasties in the primary and the outside is pretty dirty due to the explosive fermentation in the beginning.
I know it isn't needed, but just wondering if you think I am being too obsessive about it.
Don't worry about what i think. If you think there is too much yeast in it and fermentation is done then go ahead and rack it in the secondary.
It won't hurt the beer either way as long as the secondary is clean and sanitised.
I personally keep it 5 weeks in the primary without ill effect and have gone for as long as 9 weeks in the primary without any problems.
It is really how you feel about it.