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Old 09-21-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
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Hi there,

I am pretty new to this, so please excuse my ignorance.

I am quite keen to try out the recipe that the Whitehouse posted on their website for the Honey Ale that they are brewing. )

The recipe talks about having to rack it off for secondary fermentation. From the limited reading I have done I believe that secondary fermenting is only really necessary if you are adding anything additional for the secondary fermentation (which the recipe is not), or if it is a strong beer (which it aint).

So the question is, why?, and could it just be left for primary fermentation until the gravity remains constant, and then bottled.


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Old 09-21-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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I don't see any need in this beer for a secondary. They obviously did one but they also are far from experienced homebrewers as I see it.

It is a little more traditional of a method in that back in the day, secondary's were assumed but I wouldn't do it here.

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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No,just leave it in primary till FG is reached. Then another 3-7 days to allow it to settle out clear or slightly misty. Then bottle away.
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