Originally Posted by Danno81
I've been keeping all my brews in primary for at least 3-4 weeks. Then I keg and force carbonate and let sit another 2-3 weeks. I havnt had any problems and they are all delicious . I'm my biggest critic
Does your primary include dry hopping? And I thought one of the benefits of kegging was not having to wait for the conditioning you have to wait for when bottling. I thought, once you force carbed, your beer was ready to go, so why wait? I just don't have the patience myself to wait that long...
I usually let my beer stay in my primary fermenting bucket up until I bottle. Transferring to a secondary seems just seems like an unnecessary added step to me. That said, I usually let my brew ride for about 2 weeks in primary. If I'm dry hopping, I go ahead and dry hop after fermentation is done which is usually about a week.
I used to let my beer sit in primary longer, but I've found no noticeable difference between letting the beer ride longer or shorter in primary...