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Old 03-28-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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This is my first all grain batch, I started it 1 week ago today. Should I transfer to secondary fermenter or wait another day or two? Oh by the way it is a Belgian Honey recipe.

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Old 03-28-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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You should wait until your hydrometer says the beer has reached FG. This could be three days(possible, if a bit unlikely), or it could be three weeks(very unlikely). Usually a week is a good time, but trust in your hydrometer, not your calendar.

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My system is this:

Primary- 5-7 days
Secondary- 7-10 days
Bottle Conditioning- 2-3 weeks

There are some factors with beer type being the biggest (like I said, I am learning with each brew I do, up to about 45-50 gallons so far at this writing).

I did a porter (my first) last weekend and just transfered to my secondary this morning (need my primary for this afternoon's brew). I will leave in the secondary at least a week before bottling.

Then it will be 3-4 weeks in the bottle before enjoying.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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The llama is right. Yeast can't read calendars. Take an hydrometer reading and if it's were it is suppose to be, rack. If not, wait a few more days. I leave mine for 4 - 6 to allow the yeast to actually finish its job of fermenting, cleaning up off flavors, and clearing my beer.

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