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Old 12-11-2006, 01:52 AM   #1
Aug 2006
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Is it better to leave a brew in the secondary rather than bottle condition it? I only have one carboy so I needed room for my next batch so I bottled after only 2 weeks. I don't think it was a problem, but it hadn't fully cleared out. (I dry hopped a brown ale, just to see what would happen, .5 oz of Fuggles) Anyway, just wondering for general principles. I guess I'm probably in the market for another carboy (or two, or three....)
I still can't believe SWMBO actually encourages me to make beer. :)

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Old 12-11-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
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Nov 2006
Hobart, Tasmania
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If secondary conditioning less "gunk" will be put in the bottle.

In theory the beer should be more identical between bottles if there is less gunk in the barrel going into the bottles so that should give you more control over the beer.

As for there being a difference in taste logically speaking there should be none.

Sounds like you just want somebody to tell you to buy more HB equipment!

s : Ginger Beer, Wheat Beer
Secondary :
: all drunk
Drinking : A Lot.
Next Up : Wheat Beer with grainy things

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