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Old 01-03-2012, 01:43 AM   #11
Nov 2010
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Originally Posted by RidingDonkeys View Post
Yes. The beer fairies told me I had to do that.
I can't argue with that.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:17 AM   #12
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A little more stumbling around on here and I see that a lot of people are leaving it in the primary like you said. I transferred it last night and took the tshirt advice. Even after straining the wort originally, there was a large amount of trub in the bottom of the primary. If for nothing else, it seems the transfer will help for clarity. Thoughts?

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:46 AM   #13
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Clarity will improve with time, whether you rack it into secondary or not. The trub and yeast will fall out of suspension and compact on the bottom. The whole idea of needing to get the beer off the yeast as quickly as possible has been debunked many times here. Unless you are washing your yeast and need to add ingredients to your secondary, there is no reason to secondary your beer. Wait until the FG is stable, you cannot taste off flavors in the beer (green apple, butter, etc.), and it has reached your acceptable level of clarity before racking your primary fermentation to a bottling bucket and bottle it. Usually 3-4 weeks.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:07 AM   #14
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poped open the top on my 1st one today and it was pretty darn good, maybe a few more days until its fully carbed up but I am pleased.

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