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How often do you use a Secondary

Always
13 (41.9%)
50% of the time
6 (19.4%)
Only if I need to free up Primary
2 (6.5%)
Never
4 (12.9%)
Only if it is required - Fruit, dry hop, etc...
6 (19.4%)

Total Members Voted: 32

Voting closed: September 12, 2014, 10:48:06 AM

Author Topic: Do you use a Secondary Fermenter for Ale's  (Read 3011 times)

Offline JPSwanson91

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Do you use a Secondary Fermenter for Ale's
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:48:06 AM »
Do you use a Secondary

Offline jtoots

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Re: Do you use a Secondary Fermenter for Ale's
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 07:51:04 AM »
maybe you could modify the "only if I need to" option?  To include "... dry hop, add fruit, etc."

Offline captjpr3

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Re: Do you use a Secondary Fermenter for Ale's
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 02:07:42 PM »
I usually plan to secondary ferment all the time, mostly because I like to play with my beer- probably a bad habit, I know. The timing doesn't always work for me get to it at the right time. If it's a crucial step of a particular brew, I plan more carefully to make sure I'm available to rack it at the right time.

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Re: Do you use a Secondary Fermenter for Ale's
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 03:24:42 PM »
I hate moving and I figure the yeast feel the same way.
I only secondary if I dry hop something special or if the beer is really big +8%.
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Re: Do you use a Secondary Fermenter for Ale's
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 07:16:53 AM »
Always have, and always will. Get comments about the clarity of my beers. Easy to do and a good precaution for the "funks" if you leave your brew in the primary too long.
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