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Old 05-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #1
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When I did my dreaded anniversary beer I got a lot of hot/cold break into my primary. How long can it sit on it or should I rack and repitch?


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Old 05-03-2011, 09:57 PM   #2
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Cold break provides nutrients for the yeast, so that's not a problem in the fermenter. Hot break theoretically can attribute off flavors, but those may only show up in a very clean beer like a lager. Me? Lately I just dump everything in the fermenter and let it settle out naturally.

To answer your question, I'd leave it all in there together and bottle at 3 weeks. Rack to secondary at that time if it's a "big" beer.
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