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Old 12-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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So, here's the deal... I brewed the Patersbier kit from NB 2wks ago. It has been in my ferm chamber since then. I checked gravity friday and it was down to 1.010, I'll be checking another today. It seems 3wks on primary is pretty common. I was hoping to brew today, but don't have space in my ferm fridge for more than one bucket.
So, would you:
1) Wait to brew next batch until next week. (the supplies, extract, steeping grains, etc arrived a week ago already)
2) bring ferm bucket up into my dining room (68 degrees) and let it hang out there for another week or two.
3) rack to keg, put in kegerator and get it carbing.
4) rack to keg and put the keg into the ferm chamber with the bucket for the next brew (also ale yeast).
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5) it makes absolutely no difference and I'm over-thinking this greatly!

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Number 2. After fermentation is done, temperature control is no longer as important. I routinely keep my primaries in the fermenting chamber for one week then move to my basement to condition in the primary for another 2-3 weeks. No worries.


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Old 12-02-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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my vote is for 2. Think of it as a diacetyl rest.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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Looks like number 2 wins out.
As it turned out, the weather didn't cooperate for brewing anyway. Will have to try it Tuesday now.
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nothing wrong with 3 just wait to put in kegerator.


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