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Old 06-30-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Whats a good timeline to keep a beer in primary,cold crash, then keg.....

Is 2 weeks in the primary long enough.....

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Old 06-30-2009, 11:43 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Wild Duk View Post
Whats a good timeline to keep a beer in primary,cold crash, then keg.....

Is 2 weeks in the primary long enough.....
Two weeks is the minimum, many of us leave our beers in primary for 3-4 weeks..we find that it makes our beer clear and tastes better...many people only leave their beers in primary for 2 weeks if they plan to secondary for two more, like with dry hopping.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:45 PM   #3
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Generally, yes. But it depends. Talk about hedging my bets, huh?

If the OG is under 1.050 or so, and it's not a beer with any flavors that need to mellow (like some harsh roasted malts, or lotsa hops), then that schedule would work ok. If it's a "bigger" beer that needs more time, I like to keep it in the keg at room temperature until it's ready to be chilled.
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