Jordan West (18.104.22.168)
|Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 04:03 am: ||
I'm very lazy, I've got batches in secondary that have been there for more than a couple weeks past when they were to be bottled, is this a problem at all? Also I've noticed that a little layer of foam is building up on each one as time goes by, is this normal with extended conditioning in the secondary?
Walt Fischer (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 04:25 am: ||
If the secondary is glass, and as long as there is water in the airlock....
You can let it sit for a looooong time...
months n months,,,,
Dan Mossman (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 04:47 am: ||
Yeah, I actually left my last saison in _primary_ for 6 weeks before I had a chance to bottle it. Obviously, there was no need to secondary and (though it is *NOT* a recommended procedure)it tastes fine a few months later. Don't sweat leaving it in secondary; it can wait "a looooong time"- like many, many months. Ignore the bubbles. That's just beer being beer.
---Brew it up!
Donnie Howard (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 06:37 am: ||
I am more lazy when it comes to transferring from primary to secondary. More than lazy, it comes down to something screwing up the day I planned to do it, thereby pushing it back and back and back and back
Dave Johnston (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 05:50 pm: ||
I let mine sit for as long as I want in secondary beer ages better in large volumes. Dark beers I usually go for 8-12 months before bottling lighter beers up to 1 month and maybe to tertiary for adding clarifiers like issinglass for another 2 weeks. My beer cellar gets rather cool and is great for droppin out chill haze and has a perfect serving temp for all but the hottest months.