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Old 03-12-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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i recently brewed a batch of coopers european lager after two weeks i shifted it to a secondary last night. how long should i leave it here for? i'm also concerned by the colour of the berr. i used 2 bags of light dme instead of sugar and the beer looks ruby red rather than straw yellow. will this impair the flavour or outcome at all?

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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Secondary really is not needed for Coopers kits.

Taste it and you will know the flavor.

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #3
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Did you do this with lager yeast or with ale yeast? Assuming the latter, since you've already moved it to secondary, I'd say 2-3 weeks.

The darkness is a problem with extract beers. It's hard to make them light. Also, the color will look darker when massed in a carboy.

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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lager yeast

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:55 PM   #5
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The length of time in secondary varies depending on the temp. I'll allow someone more experienced recommend exact durations, but you'd need to lager if for longer if you're at a warmer temp.

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:57 PM   #6
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no worries,
cheers for the advice

 
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