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Old 09-23-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
Feb 2009
Denton, TX
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I just got done brewing the Happy Holiday Ale recipe from Midwest. It's recommended to brew it 4-6 months before serving, but I'm not sure where the beer should be after the primary fermentation. I called Midwest and the guy I talked to said it could sit in a secondary for the remaining months or be in bottles for the remaining months.

Does anyone recommend one over the other? Should I let it ferment for 3 weeks and then bottle it, or move it to a secondary after 3 weeks and let it sit for a few months?

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:34 AM   #2
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Mar 2008
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I'd go 2 weeks in the primary. Month and a half in bottles, and the balance of the time in the secondary (not in that order of course!)... I might suggest at least a week in the fridge before serving too.....

my $.02....

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