Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Bottle vs Secondary?
Thread Tools
Old 12-11-2006, 01:52 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 64
Default Bottle vs Secondary?

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. :)
ARV9673 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
dibby33's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Posts: 2,143
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts


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
dibby33 is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bottle or Secondary? HOP-HEAD Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 12-03-2008 02:07 AM
Lagering in bottle vs. secondary GolgiApparatus Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-06-2008 07:39 PM
water bottle as secondary Movinfr8 Equipment/Sanitation 7 07-09-2007 06:12 PM
Bottle from secondary? Richard General Techniques 6 04-06-2007 01:26 PM
secondary vs bottle adrphij General Techniques 9 03-03-2006 04:29 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads