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Old 05-07-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Just just brewed an Irish stout via mini mash kit from Morebeer.com but it did not come with the fermentation steps/suggestions. With a lack of guidance from the maker, how does 14 day primary 14 day secondary and 14 day conditioning sound?

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:43 AM   #2
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I brewed an Irish stout recently, and I just did a 21 day primary and went straight to the bottle. I don't do secondary. As far as bottle conditioning time goes, that's not really up to you. The yeast will carb up the bottles on their own time. Mine took 4 weeks to carb up good and mellow as far as flavor goes, and the longer it conditions the better it gets...

EDIT: Your plan for 14 day primary and 14 day secondary should be fine. Just make sure you have a stable FG before racking to the secondary.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Thank yiu

 
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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Skip the secondary...waste of time and increased exposure to oxygen/possible infection. 3 weeks primary then bottle, as a general rule of thumb.

 
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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4 weeks primary, no secondary and at least 6 weeks in the bottle. every stout i have made takes a long while to carb and longer for the flavor to come together.

 
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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+1 on 3-4 weeks in the primary and then bottle.

Then quickly make some more, the temptation to open bottles early usually wins over the knowledge that stouts improve with age.

 
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #7
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4 weeks primary, no secondary and at least 6 weeks in the bottle. every stout i have made takes a long while to carb and longer for the flavor to come together.
I have a stout I brewed on Jan. 1, 2012. It took a while but it is very good now, a friend of mine drank one and he said it was one of the best stouts he has tasted.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #8
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Wow. I love you guys. I'm def going to begin single ferm in my carboy... Guess that means I'll need another carboy if I'm giving that length of commitment.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #9
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You can never have too many carboys... (At least that's what I'm trying to convince my SWMBO of)
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