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Old 09-01-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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I know that the best thing for beer is time. All my batches so far have also gone to the secondary. I was wondering if there was any style of beer that was better for primary only. I'm just thirsty.



 
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hefeweisens are the fastest. Just keep your temp. down in the range for your yeast.


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Old 09-01-2008, 06:28 PM   #3
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Right on man.

 
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:39 PM   #4
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I don't know about "better" without a secondary, but hefeweizens are fine without, largely because clearing isn't an issue. Problem is you still want to give them at least two weeks or three to finish fermentation in primary. So it may not really get from primary to tongue much faster.

 
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:49 PM   #5
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Use a hydrometer to determine if your brew is done fermenting,as far as using a secondary,well a lot of people are skipping using a secondary and letting it stay and condition in the primary. I have not used a secondary and left it in the primary for 5 weeks with no problems. I believe unless you are brewing a lager or something that clarity is important,using a secondary is not that important.
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:16 PM   #6
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I don't secondary any of my normal gravity beers. That's not to say they take any less time, though.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:00 PM   #7
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Orfy has a 10-day Mild recipe.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:14 PM   #8
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I only secondary when I figure my beer needs more than a month to bulk age (ie: big beers).

Otherwise, 2-3 weeks primary, and off to bottling/kegging.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:13 PM   #9
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I like using secondaries because it sort of enforces patience on me. I'm not a patient person, so using a secondary is as much psychological as it is anything else for me.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:33 PM   #10
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I've always used a secondary and never had an issue. If it works, don't fix it.


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