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Old 03-02-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Due to circumstances beyond my control, I had to leave an amber ale in
the primary for 4 weeks. Is this going to be a problem? Thanks.

 
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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For some 4 weeks is the minimum / norm.

 
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks. This is just my second brew. Still learning.

 
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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Oh, don't worry about it. Other than being unsanitary*, it's actually hard to truly screw up a beer.


*Even then, sometimes the germs don't take over. I'm not advocating unsanitary practices, I'm just sayin' it happens.

 
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:04 PM   #5
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4 weeks is the norm for me.

 
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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Four weeks... that's my norm. 30 days then to bottling/kegging.
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #7
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I have done lagers that I left on the yeast for 4-5 months. Not the best protocol but the beers did not suffer at all.

 
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:12 PM   #8
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many people on this site have switched to longer primarys and not using secondary at all. i've been doing it this way and my beers have been great so far
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I'm getting ingredients in the mail today, and I can't even taste my beer yet. What should I do?
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:18 PM   #9
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Oh, don't worry about it. Other than being unsanitary*, it's actually hard to truly screw up a beer.


*Even then, sometimes the germs don't take over. I'm not advocating unsanitary practices, I'm just sayin' it happens.
I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not, but it's not 'unsanitary' in any way, provided you did a good job keeping things sanitized when you put it in and haven't opened the lid...

 
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:12 PM   #10
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im pretty sure he meant that being unsanitary was one of the only ways to screw up a beer. not that long primary was unsanitary
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