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Old 05-25-2008, 12:10 AM   #1
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so this is my first brew it's a red ale and it's been fermenting for 4 full days now and it's barely bubbling anymore. im wondering when i should switch it to the secondary. thanks jamescb77


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Old 05-25-2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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I usually wait at least a week before racking to secondary. Fermentation should be complete before you move to secondary, so the real judge of when to rack is a steady specific gravity over several days.


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Old 05-25-2008, 01:07 AM   #3
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Karma said it....after fermentation has completed...Secondary is for clearing...so if the grav hasn't changed for 3 days then it is racking time!
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ok sounds good i will take a reading tomorrow and see what it says
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Actually, you should not rack to the clearing tank (secondary) until the FG is within the appropriate range for the brew.

I always use 75% as a goal, but you can check your yeasts attenuation for this percentage.


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