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Old 02-04-2009, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default secondary in my primary?

As I don't have a secondary, is there anything wrong with transfering into my plastic keg, cleaning and steralising my primary and transfering back into it...other then risk of contamination?


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Old 02-04-2009, 12:49 AM   #2
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Why the heck not, secondary's purpose is to clarify, this should work.


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Old 02-04-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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Many Homebrewers don't rack to a secondary. They leave it in the primary the whole time, and those that live by this method swear by it.
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What kind of beer are you brewing? Most likely it isn't necessary.
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Many Homebrewers don't rack to a secondary. They leave it in the primary the whole time, and those that live by this method swear by it.
Yah, unless you're dry hopping or storing in bulk, there's really not a need for a secondary.
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its an extract lager with ale yeast.

It's only been a week - my hydrometer is reading and acceptable level but my lager is looking rather cloudy. Is that because it's only been a week or because I'm using lager extract and ale yeast or both ?

So if I just leave it where it is for another couple of weeks and go straight to bottle or keg, I should be ok?

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its an extract lager with ale yeast.

It's only been a week - my hydrometer is reading and acceptable level but my lager is looking rather cloudy. Is that because it's only been a week or because I'm using lager extract and ale yeast or both ?

So if I just leave it where it is for another couple of weeks and go straight to bottle or keg, I should be ok?

Thanks guys
Yes to the first part, it hasn't been quite long enough to clear.

YES, to the second part, leave it where it is for a couple more weeks then bottle.


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