Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Is it bad to secondary before active fermentation ends?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-17-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
Beer is good
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 287
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Is it bad to secondary before active fermentation ends?

Hello my best friends and most helpful people on the whole internet!!!!!!!!!

I have a silly little question about beer!

I am fermenting some american lager (with lager yeast) at 55f, I know this might not be optimal but I dont have a freezer... anyway, it has been in there a week and I dont think the bubbling has stopped yet...

but I need the primary to make another batch tonight... if I move it to the secondary before it is finished will it mess up the beer? can the yeast continue to ferment after I move it?

Thanks friendly buddies!!!!!!!!!


Beer is good is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2006, 05:02 PM   #2
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,754
Liked 1301 Times on 855 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

I know you're kinda focused on getting the next batch in the primary but have you considered the fact that your secondary is going to be occupied for quite some time as you "lager" the previous batch? I suppose you could skip the secondary on your new batch, but I don't think you want to put your lager in the bottles in a week or two.


__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2006, 05:13 PM   #3
desiderata
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
desiderata's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 522
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

if you do, be SURE to use a blow off tube!
desiderata is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2006, 05:50 PM   #4
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,674
Liked 141 Times on 134 Posts

Default

It will continue fermenting after racking & it won't mess up your lager. As was pointed out, the lager will tie up your secondary a long time. You'll need another container anyway, why not just get it now?
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2006, 06:19 PM   #5
Beer is good
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 287
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I have a few 5 gallon carboys for secondary fermentation, I only have one 6.5 that I use for primary fermentation... thats why I didn't buy another one :-)

I dont wanna blow all that yummy krausen off! :-)

thanks buddies, racking tonight it will be!


Beer is good is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which is better? A fast, very active fermentation, or a slow steady fermentation? cerberus9 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 09-24-2009 04:56 PM
FG reached but secondary still active yeasty Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-04-2009 09:22 PM
Active Secondary - is this ok? davarm General Beer Discussion 10 12-29-2008 08:33 PM
Active Fermentation In Secondary DutchK9 Extract Brewing 7 08-22-2008 01:33 AM
active fermentation in secondary - help! kappclark General Techniques 6 07-13-2007 10:11 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS