Originally Posted by ScarySouthernMan
Extract... Sorry should have mentioned that.
Should I not worry about racking to secondary at the recommended 7 day mark?
Thanks a ton guys,
Obviosuly that's waay too soon, if at 5 days you are still fermenting. That's one of those bad kit directions. Or the stupid 1-2-3 rule that doesn't factor in slow fermentations like you are having or the often normal 72 hour lag time that yeast often exhibit before even beginning to krausen.
If you chose to secondary, wait til you are at your fg for 2 readings over 3 days, I don't even begin to take my first of the two readings til around day 12...or 10 at the earliest.
But if you read the 20 bazillion threads on secondary, you will see many of us forgoe secondary all together and opt instead for a month long primary. Many of us have found that our beers have improved when we started leaving the yeast alone to do the work...and clean up all the byproducts of fermentations.
We don't have to re-invent the wheel re-discussing it here, just look for the other threads, and you will get all the info on it you need.