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Old 03-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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Hey guys im brewing a stout I put it in the secondary last sunday how long do you guys think I should leave it.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Somewhere in the 4-6 week range.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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Sorry, basically Revvy said it.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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Somewhere in the 4-6 week range.
Hi Revvy,

I've got a choc. stout about 2 weeks in the primary right now. No plans to rack it to secondary. I was going to take some gravity readings next week, bottle it at around 3 weeks if it's done, and then let it bottle condition for at least a couple of months before sampling.

Anything you'd suggest doing different with this? I'd ask Yooper, but she hates chocolate beer and will probably smack me with her whip.

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:07 PM   #5
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What was the OG on the stout?

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:10 PM   #6
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1.040

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #7
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Mine was 1.057

 
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #8
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Og.1.040 efg.1.008 when racked was 1.009

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:55 AM   #9
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To both of you. No need for extended bottle aging. The normal three weeks will be fine.

The time in the secondary will be fine for the time Revvy said. If you were to brew anything larger than 1.070 I would extend bottle aging for a few months to let the flavors meld.

 
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