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Old 09-21-2012, 12:11 PM   #11
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I primary for three weeks then dry hop for a week to 10 days. Cold crash before bottling. Very clear beer!


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Old 09-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #12
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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.
I knew my sh!tty gas grill might get me into some trouble... oh well . I'll address the secondary comment below.

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That looks good bud! Rewarding huh!
Indeed!

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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?
I've outlined my process a few times on HBT, so here is a snapshot version of how I treat a typical ale that's 1.060 OG or lower:

Primary for 5-10 days and cold crash whenever FG is stable (my beers usually fully attenuate by day 3 or 4); crash beer to 34F for 2-4 days; rack beer to kegs for carbing and conditioning. As soon as the beer is kegged, I purge the keg of O2 then set my regulator to about 25psi for 24-48 hours then reduce the pressure to about 10-12 psi to finish carbonating and for serving pressure. My beers are almost always ready to drink within a week of kegging, though depending on the yeast used, they really start to brighten up after about 2 weeks in the keg. Here's another pic of a non-secondaried beer at only 4 weeks from the day it was brewed (using WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast):

Tiny Bottom Pale Ale


For beers bigger than 1.060, I do let them primary for a few days longer. And I would certainly use a secondary if ever adding wood or fruit to a beer... but I don't really do that


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Old 10-03-2012, 01:21 AM   #13
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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.
Haha Nice burn!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:23 AM   #14
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I never use a secondary
Me neither.

Here's an IPA, four weeks old:

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Me neither.

Here's an IPA, four weeks old:
She's a beut!


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