Once primary / attenuation fermenting is complete and verified with hydrometer, are there going to be substantive taste differences between leaving it in a carboy (whether or not you choose to rack to a secondary) or relying almost entirely on bottle conditioning for your secondary? I assume there are some beer clarity benefits to leaving your beer in a secondary longer prior to bottling.
I'm asking because I have a my first big beer in primary right now (a 1.086 O.G. IIPA) and thinking ahead to dryhopping / bottling schedule. I am currently planning to just let the beer sit in my better bottle for two months, rack it to a bottling bucket with a dry hop bag for 3-4 days, then bottle it (assuming I'll be bottle conditioning for 4-8 weeks). If there is no conditioning benefit to leaving it in the better bottle that long, I'll move my schedule up by a month like I would for a smaller beer and leave it in bottles for a longer period of time (8+ weeks?).
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