Secondary question

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  1. OAE Iceman

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    I rarely use a secondary fermenter but in this case after 12 days in the primary I will transfer to a secondary for 30 days. Im sure most yeast activity will have ceased by then. I used 05 for my yeast in the primary. After I transfer to the secondary should I add a little more yeast to create some more fermentation for co2 to help get any O2 out of the secondary? Thanks!
     
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    More yeast won't do anything...more sugar will. If you can't purge with CO2, maybe a pinch of something to slightly re-krausen wouldn't hurt. You'll stir up any CO2 that's in suspension, so a lot of it depends on the temp of the wort. If it's relatively cool, there'll be a fair amount of CO2 in suspension and you shouldn't have to worry about anything. Even if it's fairly warm, there'll be some.
    Just curious why you're doing a 30 day secondary on an ale?
     
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    When I was using a secondary I'd transfer with 5 points to go before fg , that ensured CO2 production and yeast would take care of any oxygen from transfer .
    I don't bother with secondary anymore but also curious why you'd leave it 30 days ? Much of my brew is consumed by then
     
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    I pretty well always rack into another FV after around 10 days then leave for another 5 or so to make sure it's finished.Never had a problem with my beers but understand many would never ever rack one.
    30 days is an awful long time:oops:
     
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    I'm making a imperial stout. I am making a recipe I got out of the latest Brew magazine called 4 tarsinas stout and it called for a 30 secondary.
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Say no more. :)
    A little extra aging couldn't hurt.
     
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    Different story then , let that sit in bottles until winter and enjoy
     
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