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Old 01-28-2013, 08:31 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by GrogNerd View Post
their motivation is to sell more kits at a faster pace

"my beer tastes like crap"

"you did something wrong, here buy another kit from us"

"but the guys on HBT said to wait 2-3 weeks and most said not to bother with a secondary"

"what do they know? they're not selling you anything"

He he.....the one I like is: There's a lot of crazies on the internet...beware of stranger advice!

OP, yeah, you're going to get a lot of bad advice, and some of it will even be from the internet, but the great thing about this place is generally speaking if someone gives you bad advice, it won't be more then a couple minutes before cooler heads prevail and come along to set you straight. You're fine leaving it on the yeast cake for longer. The longest I've done is 3 months on a Belgian Dark Strong..but for Ales, I typically leave it 4-6 weeks on the yeast cake and I dryhop right in the primary.
Batch counter: 123 batches (11/29/11-7/22/15).

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Old 02-02-2013, 03:56 AM   #22
Nov 2012
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So, here is a question. If I bottle from the primary.... Do I need a filter? Or should I rack to keep the yeast cake clear of the siphon?

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Old 02-02-2013, 06:04 AM   #23
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A filter isn't needed, just rack off and leave all the trub you can in the primary. You can filter to keep the trub out of your beer, but if careful it shouldn't be an issue.
Fermenting - Nothing.
Lagering - Nothing.
Secondary - Nothing.
Bottle-aging -Nothing.
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