Have brewed 5 batches (all ale kits) and used the following process...
1 week primary (bucket)
1 week secondary (glass carboy)
2 weeks in bottle before chilling.
Starting to make my own recipes so want to make sure Im giving it ample time before drinking. I always make sure there is no more activity in the air lock after week 1 and Final gravity numbers have been pretty much right on. So far the beer has tasted as good as I could expect.
Just want to get some thoughts on what everyone else is doing.
Section 143 Brew Co.
Est. 2008 - Pittsburgh, PA
In primary: None
In secondary: Amber
Bottled (Conditioning): Pale Ale
Bottled (Ready to Drink): Oktoberfest, Porter
Next up: Section 143 Originals - "Off-Season Ale" and "Draft Day Lager"
If you search for "long primary" or "No secondary" or "yeast clean up after itself" you will find a ton of info on what a lot of us are doing, and why...It's a question that we get asked 2-3 times a day so there's plenty of info on it to give you an idea.
Which is pretty much what S2n8 says....long primary, no secondary, unless hopping or adding fruit.
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