Between a friend and I we have brewed about 12 batches using malt extracts. I finally tried to do my own IPA at home.
As a standard, we have been doing 2 weeks in the primary (Ale pail) and 2 weeks in the glass car boy. I'm not exactly sure why we have chosen 2 weeks and 2 weeks, but I am at the one week stage with my IPA.
I am was hoping for some insight on how to determine the length of use for a primary before transferring to a secondary...
I used 6 lbs of liquid extract and 3 lbs of dry extract. Should I leave it sitting in the primary longer because of the amount of extract?
What will I gain or lose from transferring today?
Everyone doesn't brew the same way, so I was just looking for some insight as how to plan my fermentation times.
Or would my first step be taking a gravity reading and go from there?