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Jordan West (206.27.153.31)
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 04:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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 (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 04:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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,,,,

Walt
 

Dan Mossman (171.75.169.160)
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 04:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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!
-Dan
 

Donnie Howard (64.63.208.80)
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 06:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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 (12.221.36.212)
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.

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