I'm surprised the directions suggest straight to bottling, as my directions for the same kit suggest 2-4 weeks in a secondary, although my kit was for a 5 gal. Batch. Perhaps it's because it's a small batch that they don't want you to risk oxidation of the beer when racking to secondary. There are two schools of thought out here, one is that you don't need a secondary, simply keep it in the primary then straight to bottle, due to the risk of oxidation. The second is that moving to secondary is better in order to clarify and age your beer. It is my opinion that it tastes better and is has more clarity when racked to a secondary. When I brewed my 5 gal. Batch of CS I gave it 2.5 weeks in primary, 1 week in secondary, then two weeks in bottle at room temp 65 - 70 degrees, and one in the fridge. When I bottled my CS it was already crystal clear. Hope this helps, good luck!
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