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Old 07-09-2008, 12:52 AM   #1
Feb 2008
Marietta, OHIO
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I am new to the game, is there a good reason to secondary ferment this style beer or should I go from primary straight to bottle. If that is the case how long should I condition in primary before bottling. If secondary is useful I can do that just curious.

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Old 07-09-2008, 01:19 AM   #2
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Dec 2007
Reno, NV
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This is a topic for debate. Many brewers never rack their beer to a secondary, no matter the style. Just as many do. I always rack my beer to a secondary unless I'm brewing a Hefeweizen. For me, I do it mainly so I can feel connected to my beer. Leaving it alone for several weeks is just too hard for me.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
Jun 2008
Poughkeepsie, NY
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The desire to be a part of the process, why should the yeast have all the fun?

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Old 07-09-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
May 2007
San Diego, CA
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I have gone to secondary about 4 times. Most recently, one batch went in so I could let it hang out with some oak. And I have a flanders red that will stay in secondary for about 12 months.

Other than that, I leave it alone. I have not had any issues going straight to keg (or bottle when I was doing that sort of thing) and it is just fine.

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