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sab

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Hi Guys, have done some some searching on racking to 2ndary and CC and have found some good info,allthough Im not to sure on how I should tackle it. I currently have a lager brewing and will keep it in primary for around 2 weeks , then do I
(A) Rack to 2ndary CC for a couple of weeks in fridge then bulk prime and bottle.

B. Rack to 2ndary,leave in 2ndary for a week rack again to another vessel and CC fo a couple of weeks in fridge then bulk prime before bottling.

Cheers.

sab.
 

pbrosnan

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Hi there,

I'd probably take option A. Rack to secondary, lager for a few weeks then prime and bottle. I'm into kegging now so I've racked a lager straight to a keg and it's been sitting in the fridge at about 2C for 3 weeks now. I'll leave it for another 3 if I can keep my hands off it.
 

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I'd go with A, I fine it is not necessary to rack to a third vessle for cold conditioning.

I just usually:

Ferment, rest, rack and cold condition for as long as possible. 6 weeks is great.. but hard ha ha
 

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yeah I am doing A right now.....primary for 3 weeks @ 11-12 deg C, then a diacetyl rest @ 20 deg for 3 days...then racked to a cube for secondary @ 0-2 deg C....probably won't touch it until early Sept, giving a 4-5 week 2ndary at CC temps....it will be kegged
 

sab

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(A) It is then guys,Thanks for the help.
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The longer you leave it there will be less yeast will be in suspension to carbonate your beer
 

Stebas

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Darren said:
The longer you leave it there will be less yeast will be in suspension to carbonate your beer
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So if you cold condition your beer for a long time at low temperatures, much of the yeast will drop out, making a clearer beer. But with the less yeast, will the beer still carbonate? Or will it just take longer?
 

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Hi Stebas,
I would rack to a 2ndary, bring it up to 20deg for a dacetyl rest about 4 days then let it drop down to 2 deg for a couple of weeks then bottle. A lot of the yeast will drop out but there will still be enough to carbonate but as you guessed it will take a bit longer. I bottled a schwarzbier at the end of May and it took about 5 weeks to carbonate properly. Drinking beautifully now.

Cheers
Brad
 
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