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Old 09-21-2012, 03:49 AM   #1
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I generally rack my beer after 5 days into a second carboy and leave for a week! The reason I do this, is so it is still fermenting and I know it will continue fermenting in my secondary. Then I won't get oxidation in my beer cause during the fermenting there is a layer of carbon dioxide between the beer and the oxygen. I haven't had any problems yet but thought I would see if there is a better way I should be doing it? ( both carboys are well sealed!)

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:51 AM   #2
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The only better way I can think of is, well, skip secondary altogether. Primary for however long you think is necessary (usually 1-2 weeks for me) then package that bad boy
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:55 AM   #3
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I rack to take it off the sediment. And leave to try to clear the beer, I also add finning in secondary stage! Ive tried just primary and the clarity and taste isn't as good.

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:57 AM   #4
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I rack to take it off the sediment. And leave to try to clear the beer, I also add finning in secondary stage! Ive tried just primary and the clarity and taste isn't as good.
I never use a secondary:

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:32 AM   #5
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I never use a secondary:

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That looks good bud! Rewarding huh!

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:33 AM   #6
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Good job! Reward isn't it!

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:53 AM   #7
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I never use a secondary:

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But you use a gas grill, so your opinion can't possibly be taken seriously.

Seriously though, I secondary all my batches except hefes, but that looks damn good for primary only.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:01 AM   #8
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Thanks, what sort of times do you primary and secondary? Mines 5 primary 7 secondary. Have you left it in the secondary for a long time before? Does it make more difference?

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:08 PM   #9
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You can leave it in the primary as long as you need or want to. A lot of us on here rarely if ever use secondary.I even dry hop in primary. I do use secondary once in a while, mainly if I need the primary bucket.

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:11 PM   #10
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I don't secondary unless I'm oaking or adding fruit. Leave it in primary till it hits FG,then 3-7 days to settle out clear or slightly misty.See my pics for some really clear ales done this way.
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