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Old 02-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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I have an extract kit, that was designed to ferment at 50, but was safe for ale temps. I have brewed, fermented for two weeks, and i just transferred it to my secondary.

Originally i was supposed to ferment 2 weeks at 50,
Transfer to secondary
and then ferment for two weeks, reducing 2-3 degrees per day until it reached 35.

I have checked the kit, it does not tell me what type of yeast it uses. I did taste when i transferred, and it smelled/tasted pretty decent. I was thinking i would check the gravity this weekend.

Original gravity was 1.063 and i was shooting for 1.055 - 1.065 per the kit.

Is it going to hurt anything to let it go the full two weeks?

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Sounds like a lager. Follow what the instructions say for slowly lowering the temps if you can. It has to get down cold for the lagering phase if I understand it right.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by FearKnowBeer View Post
Is it going to hurt anything to let it go the full two weeks?
No. It will be fine.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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A general brewing rule is that it never hurts to let your beer sit a little longer.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #5
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I agree with you guys. It doesn't hurt anything to leave it sit for a while longer.

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