racking to secondary... sediment

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racking to secondary... sediment

Postby Arneba28 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:24 am

so this is the first time that I will be using a secondary fermentation with the IPA that I have going now. I have never used a secondary and cant find anything to tell me whether of not to take the sediment at the bottom. I am assuming that I do but I am honestly not sure...help
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Postby dasein668 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:42 am

Nope. Leave it behind. The primary reason for a secondary is to get your beer off the trub which consists of cold break protein material, hop detritus, and yeast. If you plan to move the trub as well, then you might as well leave it in the primary.
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Postby Arneba28 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:17 am

thanks man
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Postby brewmeisterintng » Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:58 pm

Secondary fermentation is all about clearing your beer. I usually leave ales for two weeks in the secondary so that I can get the maximum amount of stuff to drop out. Use an auto siphon with a cap on the tip to help leave the yeast/ break material behind when kegging or bottling.
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