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Old 01-26-2013, 01:31 AM   #1
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Tomorrow morning I am going to rack my first beer to a secondary fermenter. I have heard both sides of the issue and believe in my heart that it really doesn’t matter if I do or I don‘t. The truth is that this is my first beer and I am going to rack the bastard.

Wish me luck.

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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Go for it man and then fill up your fermenter with a new batch. Do what you got to do to fill that pipeline

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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I'm not going to be one of those guys to say one way or the other, beer is beer , and I hope you like it.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:39 AM   #4
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No splashing, no oxygenation.
I'm not about to try and talk you out of doing anything with your own beer.
Is there a reason you want to secondary?
I have been, by the way. But my next beer is not going to be, because I am learning, and I want to see the results I get without doing it. I started doing it due to the instructions that come with the kits, but the next one: primary, then bottles.
Good luck!

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:39 AM   #5
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Agreed. Go for it. It'll be good practice for you though. When you rack it, make sure to have the beer go in as smooth as possible. Don't let it splash.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:41 AM   #6
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Rack away...

I did that for my first brew. Now I have more fermenters than I can keep full, so I just let them sit.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:41 AM   #7
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Learn patience, it is the most important ingredient in brewing (after barley, hops, water, yeast and Star San), and buy more fermentors. Food grade plastic buckets are cheap.

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:43 AM   #8
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make sure you get the siphon tubing to the bottom of the carboy, keeps the splashing and the O2 pickup to a minimum.

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:48 AM   #9
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BTW is there anyone who has ever experienced yeast autoylisis in the primary and what does it taste like.Crickets...chirp chirp...

 
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:14 AM   #10
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BTW is there anyone who has ever experienced yeast autoylisis in the primary and what does it taste like.Crickets...chirp chirp...
Autolysis is not really a problem on the homebrew scale. If you are making 5 or 10 gallon batches (like most of us), you will never actually experience autolysis unless you let the beer sit in primary for more than 6 months.
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