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Old 09-27-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Hi, just a question. Is secondary fermenting necessary for a blonde ale I got in the primary fermenting carboy right now? The primary fermenting has slowed down, but was just wondering about the secondary fermenting. Thanks
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:22 AM   #3
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I would do the secondary for a week or two.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:26 AM   #4
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Nowadays many of us opt for a long primary instead. Leave it for a month, then bottle.

It is discussed quite thoroughly in this one.


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Old 09-27-2012, 03:44 AM   #5
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Nowadays many of us opt for a long primary instead. Leave it for a month, then bottle.

It is discussed quite thoroughly in this one.


To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In .
While I agree with Revvy about skipping the secondary vessel on most beers, I do not think it is necessary to keep the beer in primary for a month before bottling. It certainly won't hurt...and with some bigger, darker beers it certainly will help,...but with something like a blonde ale, assuming you had a healthy fermentation, I would have no problem bottling after 10-14 days in the primary.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:59 AM   #6
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Experiment with it. Bottle some as soon as you want, once FG is stable though, and bottle the rest later. That way you'll know exactly what you want to do to get the desired results from your beer.
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