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Old 02-26-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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This is my third batch but my first time I am using the secondary. Im still on the Brewers Best kits from the local homebrew store so I can feel this whole homebrewing deal out. I just siphoned the dunkelweizen out of the primary over to the secondary last night (2.28.2009) and just feel that I am missing something and/or did something wrong.

Am I supposed to add anything to the carboy.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:16 PM   #2
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Am I supposed to add anything to the carboy.
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Nope, you're golden. This step is to take the beer off of the yeast so you don't get any off flavors & for clearing - some argue this isn't even necessary.

For most brews, I use the 1-2-3 method.

1 weeks in primary
2 weeks in secondary
3 weeks in bottle
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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Aside from making sure it was cleaned and sanitized...no.

The only observation is that racking a dunkel to a secondary is not necessary, unless you just wanted to free up a primary for another batch.

Weizens are inherently cloudy due to the high protein content and the yeast strains. Racking to a secondary is used to help clear up your beer.

Regardless, it'll be just fine.

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replys guys.

Yes, everything was cleaned and sanitized.
And YES, I am trying to free up the primary for the next batch.

Im a newbie so as soon as one is done I want to do it again, I guess its like having sex for the first time...as soon as you do it once you just want to do it again as soon as possible!

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:13 PM   #5
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...I guess its like having sex for the first time...as soon as you do it once you just want to do it again as soon as possible!
I guess that explains endless hours locked in my bedroom when I was 13.

 
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:13 AM   #6
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You were brewing beer at 13?!?!?!?!

 
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:36 AM   #7
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This is my third batch but my first time I am using the secondary. Im still on the Brewers Best kits from the local homebrew store so I can feel this whole homebrewing deal out. I just siphoned the dunkelweizen out of the primary over to the secondary last night (2.28.2009) and just feel that I am missing something and/or did something wrong.

Am I supposed to add anything to the carboy.
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How can last night be 2.28.2009?! Have you been hanging around with that crazy scientist Doc Emmet Brown again?!?! Slacker McFly! you're a slacker!!

 
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:48 AM   #8
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There is entirely too much extraneous punctuation in this post

Therefore I will not use periods or commas in my reply

Maybe that will balance things out
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:45 PM   #9
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well excuse me frets for reading the calendar wrong the "last night" was actually the 26th, but i want to thank the guys who actually ANSWERED my question

 
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:57 PM   #10
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Please note as a matter of course, that any posts after roughly 5:00PM are more likely than not to be influenced by the effects of commercial or home brewed beer.

Therefore, said posts should be taken with a large grain of salt and assumed to be created with tongue firmly in cheek and mug firmly in hand. Rarely are these posts a reflection of someones personal feelings towards another. Rather they are a product of the posters desire to hear themselves "say" something humorous.

Too often however, there is severe a disconnect between what the poster deems humorous, and the what receiving audience perceives as funny.

In other words, we're not as funny as we think we are when we're druck.

 
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