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yeasty

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looking for a few style tips. i am getting a pretty good hold of the basics (planning my 7th batch) and i am working on fine tuning. my last creation is in the primary. it is a "robust porter" by brewers best.

1.should i stick with just a primary for this style or use the secondary ?

2.should i do an extended stay in the primary (over 4 weeks) even if i use the secondary ?

3.should i bother with cold crashing or isinglass ?

4.any other "porter" advice ?

thanks ahead.
 

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Personally, and others might agree the longer on the yeast and longer you age it the better it will be. This goes for most beers, but especially for high gravity and/or extra roasty beers. Both fit the bill of a robust porter.
If it were me I would primary 4 weeks. rack to a keg or seconday and crash cool for 1-2weeks. then Force carb and serve.
If you're bottle conditioning I would primary 4 weeks, prime and bottle for 4 weeks then chill for 1-2 weeks before serving...
Again longer is better...
 
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