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mike89t

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Hello all! I'm new to this forum and home brewing in general. Although I am experienced in home wine making. However I got tired of waiting for my wine to mature and decided to give home brewing a shot.

My first home brew is an ESB and I used Extract as well as some specialty grains that I steeped in a bag. I used a 6.5 gallon primary shown in the photo which was taken about 12 hours after I pitched the yeast.

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After about 6 days I racked to a 5 gallon secondary carboy. Pretty happy with the flavor so far. SG at this point was 1.020.

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Welcome, congrats on your first brew. Looks like it's on its way.
 

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First of all, Welcome.

I will save you the trouble and the $h!+storm that comes when you eventually ask.
Secondary is not necessary unless:
1) you are adding fruit or oak
2) you are bulk aging
3) you are OCD and have to because.

Not necessary like it used to be and Xtra chance for infection.

Having said that, 6 days in primary is a long bit short.
Generally, 2-3 wks and then check gravity over 2-3 days.
If constant then package and condition.
 
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