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Old 10-15-2010, 12:22 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

Ok so I am going to be brewing my second batch tomorrow (Northern Brewer Cream Ale Kit OG 1.040 with Pilsen malt and Cluster Hops. Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast) and wanted to know if I should incorporate secondary fermentation time into the brewing time. It says in the instructions 2 weeks primary and 2 weeks bottle conditioning but I wanted to know if putting it in a secondary carboy would make any difference. If so when should I put it in the secondary, and how long should I expect it to be in the carboy before I get an FG.

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Old 10-15-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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No secondary is needed............try going aleast 3 weeks before bottling

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Old 10-15-2010, 12:41 AM   #3
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so transferring to a secondary wouldn't help anything?
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:44 AM   #4
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No secondary needed. I have never left my beer on primary more than 3 days after fermentation is completed, before bottling. No off flavors, clear beer. Have used mostly S04 dry yeast. Perhaps other yeast strains need to "clean after thenselves" as people say, but S04, I don't think so. My 2 cents anyway.

 
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:57 AM   #5
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Quote:
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so transferring to a secondary wouldn't help anything?
^^This always cracks me up.
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"You don't?"

Secondary is not needed, it won't make any difference in this particular beer. Leave it at least three weeks in the primary.

 
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:59 AM   #6
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alright, thanks I was j/w.
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