Winter Warmer Aging?

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Lepoc2635

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Hi All,
I just reracked into secondary last night, after being in primary for 7 days. My question is... How long can I leave my beer in the secondary before bottling? I don't intend to even try this batch until my new baby is born in mid-December, so it'll be conditioning in the bottle for several months. Is there a difference in carboy conditioning vs. bottle?

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Beerrific

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Some people say that conditioning in a carboy (bulk) is better than in bottles.

If I had to choose one thing to do before December, I would bottle. Even if you leave it in the carboy until then you will still need to bottle it and let it condition some more.
 

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depends on the yeast used, but you can probably go 2 months in secondary and still have enuf yeast in suspension to bottle condition.

just don't wait until after the baby is born, or you'll never get it bottled.
 
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