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Old 03-11-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Lots of trub in lambic primary

So Im making my first lambic and pretty new to brewing in general and transfer over a lot of trub with a lot of hop material in it. Doesn't seem to be a problem with my regular beers but Im reading about leaving lambic on the primary cake for 8 months/ 1 year?!? Is this to long to sit on so much spent hop material? I still have active sacc fermentation going thinking of racking into secondary. Any sage wisdom appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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I usually transfer a lambic after about a month and then leave it for a year+, but that's just personal preference.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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do i need to worry about oxygen in the head space if I rack to secondary?
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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do i need to worry about oxygen in the head space if I rack to secondary?
No because the bugs will use up remaining oxygen while fermenting it out completely
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:01 AM   #5
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I usually rack mine at about a week. Just after main fermentation has subsided but before the yeast has dropped out. That way I dump the trub, but still have a lot of yeast for the brett to feed off of.
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