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Old 08-07-2013, 12:53 AM   #21
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this is good to know, i think id like to keep most of my beers ion the primary for 10-14 days (instead of 7). what would you consider to be high OG levels and should use a secondary and/or cold crashing?

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Old 08-07-2013, 02:59 AM   #22
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May 2012
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I leave my beers in primary for 3-4 weeks. The beer is nice and clear by then and the yeast cake compacked good so it makes it easier to rack to bottling bucket without stirring up the trub.
Brew On!

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Old 08-07-2013, 03:11 AM   #23
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I used to rack to secondary on every brew. Then tried no secondary. No secondary is what I do now unless dry hopping or oak. Your experience may vary, but 3 weeks in primary then keg or bottle and I've not noticed ill effects.

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:22 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by butterpants View Post

But then again I've only got 15 or so batches under my belt so no one really cares what I think
WE care

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