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View Poll Results: Longer Fermentation Vs Longer Conditioning
3 Weeks Primary + 3 Weeks Bottle 7 87.50%
1 Week Primary + 2 Weeks Secondary + 3 Weeks Bottle 1 12.50%
2 Weeks Primary + 4 Weeks Bottle 0 0%
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:59 AM   #1
Nov 2011
Los Angeles, CA
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Hi Everyone,

I started my first batch ever on 11-13-11. An Irish Red Ale with an OG 1.042.
Its sitting in my garage in a water bath at a cozy 66F. Everything seems to be progressing nicely but here is my question/poll.

Objectives: (in order of preference)
  1. Good Tasting
  2. Well carbonated
  3. Clear

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Old 11-18-2011, 01:06 AM   #2
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No need for a secondary for this beer in my opinion. Give it three weeks in primary and you'll give yourself the best shot at the best flavor.
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:08 AM   #3
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A search in the forum will probably give you a better answer than a poll with limited choices. I suggest reading this for an idea.

Primary Fermentation - Home Brewing Wiki

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