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Old 11-27-2012, 05:38 AM   #11
Oct 2011
St. Louis, MO
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I leave my beers untouched in the primary for a minimum of 3 weeks before taking any samples. I have hit my numbers without problems. My first couple brews I was transferring to secondary after a week per the directions that came with the kit and was more disappointed with the results.
Warm beer is infinitely colder than no beer at all.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:01 AM   #12
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Three weeks in primary, take your readings in the third week. Then bottle ( if readings are same).
Three weeks conditioning, three weeks of drinking.
It's the 3,3,3 rule, drunk

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:08 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by somemofo
My next and slightly related newbie question: What is the purpose/advantage of moving to a secondary carboy before bottling? I have a carboy and was prepared to do so, but I've seen some people say it is not necessary.
You want to rack to a bottling bucket so you can mix in your priming sugar for bottling and to not pick up alot of sediment from your primary. Boil your priming sugars in a cup of water. Add it to the bottling bucket. And rack the beer from primary on top of the solution this will help mix it evenly throughout the beer then bottle from this bucket.

As stated only use a secondary fermenter if you going to add a fruit addition to your beers.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #14
Nov 2012
Austin, TX
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Thanks, everyone. Everyone's advice is appreciated.

My next batch is nearly 36 hours in the fermenter and bubbling away like crazy. It is going to be a good Christmas, this year. :-)

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