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Old 10-19-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
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I plan on brewing the brickwarmer red this weekend. Has anyone else brewed this, if so, did you do secondary fermentation? I have brewed several kits now, and have left all of them in primary for at least two weeks, before transferring to a keg. I was just wandering if there would be any benefit of doing secondary on this. I have read several of the posts on here and it seems like secondary really isn't needed. I have not done a brew with secondary, and they have all been good, but the instructions say to transfer to secondary after two weeks. I was planning on leaving in the fermenter for three to four weeks and then keg. Any suggestions would be welcomed, thanks.

 
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:40 AM   #2
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I haven't brewed that particular beer, but I've checked out the recipe. In my opinion, a secondary fermentation isn't really needed on that beer. I've only used a secondary for aging an imperial stout. I've always just felt its more trouble than its worth unless you're adding things like fruit or coffee or whatever. So if it were me I'd skip the secondary.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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I'll be brewing it next weekend and will go from primary to keg.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:33 PM   #4
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I would go 3-4 weeks in the primary then straight to keg. Check the gravity before transferring. It may not be done after 3 weeks or 4 even.

 
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #5
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How did brew day go? I'm also looking to possibly brew this one as the description sounds amazing! I've been looking for a wintery/christmas type ale to brew real soon.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:27 AM   #6
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Atone have an update?
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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I just brewed this doing BIAB last night. Hit the OG spot on at 1.062 and it looked and smelled great! Used the Wyeast 1028 and my airlock is bubbling away this morning.

I added the orange peel to my boil at 10 minutes in a hop sack and removed them when I racked to the fermentor. I was just wondering if anyone kept the orange peel in the primary or if steeping them in the boil for 10 minutes and then on into cooling the wort would be enough?

Also, does anyone have an idea of what the FG for this beer should be? I've seen anywhere from 1.012 to 1.018. I'm guessing anything within that range would be pretty good.

I am planning on letting this ride for 3 weeks in primary and then bottling depending on my FG readings. I will update on how this brew turns out...

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #8
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I just racked it to a secondary (mostly to clarify more) and my FG was at 1.014. I'll leave there for a week and then I'm going to try to keg for my first time. It's rushing it a bit but I want to be sure that I have some in time for the holidays.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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I had similar questions. I left my orange peel in the primary, but I did remove the cinnamon sticks I had used. I haven't tried it yet so I don't have a verdict. Good luck!

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #10
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I had similar questions. I left my orange peel in the primary, but I did remove the cinnamon sticks I had used. I haven't tried it yet so I don't have a verdict. Good luck!
I didn't use cinnamon sticks in mine but I'm thinking I might just leave the orange peel in the primary the next time I brew this depending on how my current batch turns out. Still got a week and a half before bottline...

 
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