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Old 05-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
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Oh Myth!!!!Excthuthe me myth!!!

4 months on primary is optimum.....oh wait, that is a myth too!!!!

Better 4 months than 7 days for a beginning brewer in my estimations.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by WTexan View Post
How long has it been? The main thing is letting it sit on the yeast bed too long past fermentation can cause undesirable taste.
Oy.....Folks have left their beers in primary on yeast cakes for upwards of a year with NO undesirable tastes. Can we quit perpetuating that myth that has been largely disproven by everyone, including John Palmer who inadvertantly spread that, and has since retracted his opinion....

I've left beers six months + and they were fine, and tasted and enjoyed by judges.
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