Secondary?

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  1. Brewer #380102

    Brewer #380102 New Member

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    I already have two kegs in the refrigerator and I’m going to start another batch. I don’t have enough room to keg and store this one as well but I was wondering if I could transfer to a secondary carboy after the primary fermentation is done and leave it there for like a month. I’ve been told you can age it as long as you want as long as you get it off the original yeast. Is this true?
     
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    That would work. Remember sanitation is key and don't splash. Minimal head space is key as well.

    Edit: Actually, as long as you don't need your primary fermenter, you can leave it in primary for a month without any issues. In fact I would recommend leaving it in primary if it will only be in there for another month.
     
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    Yep I wouldn’t do that. A month in primary is not a problem
     
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    ^^^^ what they said.

    I ferment beers for a month or more all the time and never rack em.
     
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    #5 philjohnwilliams, Aug 4, 2022 at 1:11 AM
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    It'll be fine in the primary. I'd be more concerned with oxygen exposure from racking than from contact with the yeast
     
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    Plus this! Yeah, going to a secondary use an opportunity for bugs and oxygen. It's not a NEIPA is it?
     
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    when i first started brewing i used the blackjack method
    21 days in the primary
    21 days in the bottle to condition/carb
    21 days to drink it all

    a month is nothing, i just dumped my 2nd beer in 10 years, it was on the cake for about a year....still looked and smelled fine......should have did a taste...but the wife was not on board
     
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    Sounds like a plan. Leave in the primary it is.
     
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    Good idea
     
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