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Old 03-16-2007, 06:47 PM   #11
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Besides the batch that is in 2ndary right now, I've never racked to 2ndary. I chill the beer down to about 35 degrees before bottling/kegging and it comes out clear as can be.
I'm experimenting with the 2ndary right now to see if i can tell a difference. From what I can tell so far.....it's not worth the hassle (for me).

 
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:57 PM   #12
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One of the reasons people to rack to a secondary is to free the primary up. And because you can dump fresh wort onto the old yeast cake and not have to add yeast or make a starter.
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:29 AM   #13
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All my beers sit for 10 to 14 days in the primary. Then I do another 2 weeks in a secondary.
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Old 03-17-2007, 04:37 AM   #14
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In my opinion and reading if you have a Plastic primary it is not recommended to leave it in a primary for more than 10 days, there maybe a risk of getting a plastic taste in the beer, however letting it stay in a primary for 7 days then putting it in the carboy for a cleaning stage for 1 - 6 weeks depending what you are going for. I do strongly recommend
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:26 PM   #15
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In my opinion and reading if you have a Plastic primary it is not recommended to leave it in a primary for more than 10 days, there maybe a risk of getting a plastic taste in the beer, however letting it stay in a primary for 7 days then putting it in the carboy for a cleaning stage for 1 - 6 weeks depending what you are going for. I do strongly recommend
That's interesting. I've left a few batches in a plastic primary for up to 14 days with no problems; never gone longer than that though.
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:53 PM   #16
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That's interesting. I've left a few batches in a plastic primary for up to 14 days with no problems; never gone longer than that though.
I will find you the link. it was in a best practice from the Edmonton homebrewers Guild, up here in Canada
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:11 PM   #17
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i'd cold crash it in the fridge for about another week - that will get things very clear
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