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Offline domanah

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Primary fermentation
« on: February 19, 2020, 09:54:39 PM »
Hello, how long can you leave beer in the primary fermenter?

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Re: Primary fermentation
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 02:39:26 AM »
I have had a beer in primary for as much as 4 weeks without issue.  Most of the time, I am holding it for not quite 2 weeks with the last few days in cold crash.  I think the answer really depends a lot on the health of the yeast when pitched and the temperature at which you are holding the fermenter.
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