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Old 02-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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am i doing it wrong if after i cooled the wort i started fermenting process in the bucket? should i have done it in the carboy?

my intent was to transfer to carboy to 2nd stage.

am i doing this wrong? or is this ok?


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Old 02-21-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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That's fine. Lots of people do it that way. secondary should always be done in the carboy if you have a bucket/carboy setup.


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Old 02-21-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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phew!!
thanks. first time brewing. i keep reading different ways and thought i was doing it wrong.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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Bucket, better bottle, carboy... doesn't matter at all. Way more important is sanitation, temperature control, pitching enough yeast, etc.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #5
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phew!!
thanks. first time brewing. i keep reading different ways and thought i was doing it wrong.
My first try too so I've been writing it up (easiest to learn by learning to teach for me).

Take a look!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/my-f...-notes-385680/
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
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That's fine. Lots of people do it that way. secondary should always be done in the carboy if you have a bucket/carboy setup.
Though for 90% of the beers, there is no need to do a secondary
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Though for 90% of the beers, there is no need to do a secondary
i'm doing a india black ale.
it recommended a secondary
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i'm doing a india black ale.
it recommended a secondary
Most commercial recipies recommend a secondary, very few actually need it.
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Most commercial recipies recommend a secondary, very few actually need it.
What if you need to be flexible about timing to bottling? I thought it was a bad idea to keep beer in the primary for too long. Maybe that doesn't make it an absolute need but for those of us with tight schedules it pretty much is a need?
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What if you need to be flexible about timing to bottling? I thought it was a bad idea to keep beer in the primary for too long. Maybe that doesn't make it an absolute need but for those of us with tight schedules it pretty much is a need?
how much time? 4 weeks in primary is no issue, many do 8 weeks. My ciders stay on the primary for 3-4 months usually, with no issue.


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