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Old 08-31-2013, 03:10 AM   #1
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So I am bottling an ipa tonight. This will free up a secondary fermenter.

I have a surly bender clone that has been in primary for 17 days. Should I rack this I to my newly available secondary? Or should I leave it in the primary for a week, call it good and bottle?

I usually rack my beers to secondary fwiw. I am aware of all the threads that discuss secondary vs no secondary. Just wanted some opinions on my particular situation.

Thanks and cheers!

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Old 08-31-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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This is strictly my opinion from when I brewed the kit - but I would give it some time in secondary - even after secondary for a couple weeks and kegging, I felt it took another 3ish weeks before it really melded and peaked.

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Old 09-01-2013, 02:35 AM   #3
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After 17 days, I'd say it is probably ready to bottle. I see no reason to move it to secondary.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:45 PM   #4
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The only way to know if it's done is to take successive SG readings until it stops changing.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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there is really no reason to move the beer.

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