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Old 01-29-2006, 02:48 AM   #1
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Jan 2006
The Middle East
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As far as I can tell, my beer is finished fermenting, there is no action in the lock. It has been about a week and I was originally going to rack into my secondary tomorrow or monday, but after thinking about it, I think I would rather go without a secondary on this first try. Should I let it sit another week and just taste it tomorrow, or should is it good to bottle now, or should I just do the secondary and stop being lazy. Clarity of beer isn't really an issue with this batch, just taste...
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:54 AM   #2
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Oct 2005
columbia, MO
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I've done one brew without a secondary. When we went to bottle the trub was so deep that the siphon siphoned out about six cups of trub before we got any beer at all. For that reason alone, I will always go secondary from now on.
Up next: Big Brew Off competition between me and Kaptain Karma as one team, and my two roommates as another--We'll be brewing Pale Ales with specifications on malts, hops, and total yeild to see who's version is better (and to end up with ten total gallons of great beer).
Also up soon: Belgian Dubbel
Primary: Grampa's Woodshed Apple Smoked Porter
Secondary: Zombiefoot California Common, Chocolate Strong Porter
Drinking: Seamus O'Drunkagan Irish Red, Humble Pie Imperial Stout, Capricorn IPA

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Old 01-29-2006, 03:44 AM   #3
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Aug 2005
Carrollton, Texas
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Letting it sit in the secondary for a week or two improves the taste IMO also.

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