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Tahoose

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So pitched a brew on Thursday with a decent pitch of Nottingham ale yeast.

OG 1:050
By Saturday it's down to 1:011 and that's pretty much bang on what I was after.

Now the question is, do I

A) leave in the primary for a couple of weeks as per normal?
B) keg now, add priming sugar then leave for a few weeks?

Hoping that while the beer is carbonating the keg is also acting as a secondary fermenter.

Thoughts guys?
 

Rdyno

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I would leave it.
 

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No need to leave for a fortnight but give it a couple of days and taste. If there's no diacetyl or acetaldehyde and the yeast looks to be dropping out, I'd consider packaging. Make sure gravity is stable too.
 

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I'm with Mants on this one, you're going to condition with a secondary fermentation anyway. So I can't see how leaving it in the fermenter is going to help. Just give it an extra week in the keg before serving if you want it to condition further.
 

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Think I'm going to go the gelatine option in a secondary, chucked it in the keezer yesterday to get it cold.

I'll keg/bottle after that. Have high hope for this beer :)
 
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