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Old 11-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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I have an amber ale that that has been in the primary for 11 days so far and still has a significant amount of material floating around in the wort. I was planning on moving the wort to secondary at 14 days. Should I hold until things settle out more or let that happen during secondary? I did use Irish Moss for my wort.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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what yeast and what is your gravity like

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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If it is at confirmed FG you can move it to secondary to clear, you can leave it for another week or two in primary to clear or you can cold crash it for a few days to clear, whichever works best for you
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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I used white labs European WLP 011 and the OG was 1.054.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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I have not taken a reading on it since it started fermenting.

 
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #6
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I have not taken a reading on it since it started fermenting.
Probably want to do that. If by some stretch the yeast are still dropping the gravity the CO2 would keep things stirred up a bit...

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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Thanks all. I will let it rest until Sunday and take a reading.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:24 AM   #8
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I rarely use a secondary for my beers unless I want to dry hop or condition for more than a month. I usually have my primary stage go for 3-4 weeks and then cold crash for a few days to get great clarity that was better than any secodary method I used. I recommend cold crashing and maybe adding a packet of unflavored gelatin after the beer has been crashed for 24 hours. This way you do not have to secondary.
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