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Old 06-29-2012, 03:35 AM   #1
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when a recipe say "rack again then bottle"....

does it mean rack it and wait another month then put right into bottles, or does it literally mean to rack into another carboy then put into bottles. why would you do all that extra work if you could just bottle it from the carboy it was in? most times you add chems or sweetener before bottling by why would you have to rack it after that except maybe to get it all mixed up. hope this post makes sense, sorry if it does not.

 
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:07 AM   #2
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Usually it means rack to a bottling bucket. We are talking beer right?

A lot of recipes tell you to use a secondary fermenter to clear the yeast, but it has been tried and true to just wait a month on the primary and rack to bottling bucket, then bottle. The sediment will fall out to the bottom of the bottle.

Wait 21 days to a month and then rack to a bottling bucket that you have the priming sugar in (if you don't keg). Then bottle.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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If you rack to bottles straight from your primary fermenting carboy your going to pick up a load of sediment. It's easier despite cleaning an additional carboy to use a bottling bucket. It allows for even mixing of your priming solution as well.

 
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