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Old 04-10-2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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How long can I leave the beer in the Secondary Fermenter (Bucket) before I have to keg it, without it going off.
I went mad with my brewing and I have 2 batches of beer that will be ready for kegging this Saturday (They have been in the secondary for 2 weeks). The problem is I have run out of kegs.

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:39 PM   #2
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Simple reply:As long as you want. Once you have racked into a secondary you can put it away for as long as you want.

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Generally, you can keep it in secondary as long as you'd like - as death said above. A barleywine for example might benefit very much from bulk aging 6-12 months, who knows...

However, be careful if you try to go like 6 month+ in a plastic bucket (i see thats what you are using). Although they shouldn't be too O2 permeable, they are probably more O2 permeable than an airlocked glass secondary, a pressurized/sealed keg, etc.
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:39 AM   #4
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Sounds like it's time to start drinking more beer!
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Originally Posted by SenorWanderer
Sounds like it's time to start drinking more beer!

there are several people here that can assist in this task

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