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Old 09-24-2009, 03:27 PM   #1
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My honey porter was in the primary for about 10 days with a 1066 OG and when I racked to the secondary the FG was 1016. After 1 day in the secondary I noticed there is already about 1 inch of trub on the bottom of the carboy.

My plan is to leave it in the secondary for 2 weeks. Will sitting on this trub affect the flavor of my beer?


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Old 09-24-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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Sitting in primary for three weeks wouldn't have caused any trouble, let alone sitting on the yeast in secondary. As a rule, I try to leave my beer in primary for about 4 weeks and then go straight to keg.

You'll find, as you spend more time on HBT, that many of us don't even bother with a secondary on most beer.


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2 weeks shouldn't effect the quality of the brew. Some folks on here leave their beer in the primary for a month or so, then skip the secondary.

I'm wondering why you got that much trub. I usually get some, but not nearly an inch. Did you suck up a lot of the settled yeast when you racked to the secondary?

Whatever the reason, I don't think you'll have much trouble if you are only planning on leaving it in the secondary for two weeks.
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S/He is getting that much trub because the yeast was still in suspension and wasn't done with the fermentation process.

Plan on moving out of secondary to bottling a few days after your Final Gravity readings stay constant and the yeast has flocculated out. Brewing is an organic process and usually doesn't fall into arbitrary time lines.
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I have yeast in suspension well after my FG has stabilized. Do I need to cold crash to get it to clear? I don't have a beer fridge so can I just leave the carboy outside to crash overnight in the cold?
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I have yeast in suspension well after my FG has stabilized. Do I need to cold crash to get it to clear? I don't have a beer fridge so can I just leave the carboy outside to crash overnight in the cold?
I never cold crash, as I mentioned in the other thread. I leave my beers in primary for a month or more and they are crystal clear.
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+1 ,,just leave in Primary for 3 weeks to a month and let it be, then keg or bottle based on gravity.



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Sitting in primary for three weeks wouldn't have caused any trouble, let alone sitting on the yeast in secondary. As a rule, I try to leave my beer in primary for about 4 weeks and then go straight to keg.

You'll find, as you spend more time on HBT, that many of us don't even bother with a secondary on most beer.


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