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Old 03-07-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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hi guys,

brewing a st. peters cream stout---

how long is too long in secondary?

it's been in there pushing 3 weeks.

i'm not worried about whether it's finished (the SG is done i think).

my worry is off flavors developing.


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Old 03-07-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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I had a stout in the secondary for just over 2 months back at Christmas...I think yours is fine. Off flavors shouldn't develop if you've been meticulous with your sanitation and left the bulk of the trub in the primary.

 
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
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You should be fine. I sometimes even leave my lighter ales in the secondary for that long.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:17 PM   #4
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awesome!

that what i was thinking (and hoping).


 
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:55 PM   #5
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I just bottled a couple batches of Czech Budvar that were in secondaries for 2 months.

As long as the conditions remain sanitary and the temp conditions are right then you have nothing to worry about.
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:32 PM   #6
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I'm thinking I may leave my recent brews in the secondary a bit longer than 2 weeks myself. My export pilsner was rather cloudy when I racked over. After a day I can see the top levels starting to clarify. So that will stay in secondary until clear. The stout just seems to cry out for a longer secondary spell.
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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I'd be interested in how you made an export since, by definition, it's a foreign beer that's been pasteurized prior to importation....
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:53 PM   #8
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I'd be interested in how you made an export since, by definition, it's a foreign beer that's been pasteurized prior to importation....
It's a Munton's no-boil kit. Had not made a batch from one of these kits, so thought a light pilsner would be a good test.

When I stopped at Midwest to pick up the Stout extract kit the guys said this was normal for a pilsner and should clarify over time but they recommended at least two weeks and keep the carboy in a dark location.
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:39 AM   #9
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I'd be interested in how you made an export since, by definition, it's a foreign beer that's been pasteurized prior to importation....
Where'd ya get that definition?

You can get lots of German Export beers in Germany, never been out of the country and couldn't spell pastyoureyesayshun if the Reinheitsgebot depended on it.

 
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:20 AM   #10
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That is one of the perks of racking to a secondary. You dont have to wrorry about it too much. Its fine
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