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Old 06-22-2011, 02:12 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever left their beer in a secondary so long they just could not drink the brew?
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Revvy>>You shouldn't worry about ANYTHING, you didn't hurt the yeast, they know what they need to do, they want to eat all that sugar they are swimming around in. They want to pee alcohol and fart co2, it's their nature.

Bobby_M>>I flood the keg with CO2 for one minute with the lid off, rack the beer in to the bottom gently, seal it, flood it, vent it. If there's still O2 in there after that, F it.

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Old 06-22-2011, 02:21 AM   #2
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No. I've left beers in secondary for over year, with no issues.
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:41 AM   #3
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Never yet. As long as you are sanitary, keep decent temps, minimal oxygen exposure, and keep away external bacteria, you should be OK.
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