To rack or not to rack?

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Re: To rack or not to rack?

Post #11 by Wingeezer » 2 years ago

Following my previous practice with home made wine, I used a primary and secondary when I started home brewing a few years ago. Late last year, based on what I had read on this and other forums, I switched to primary only (I use 6.5gal carboys) and have not seen any adverse effects on the beer whatsoever - just a bit less work!

I suppose it might be different if I were making beers that had to remain in a carboy for much longer, as it might noy be good to leave the beer on the yeast cake for a long time, but generally mine are about 6 weeks from brew day to being ready to drink - although I generally have enough of a pipeline that they get to age quite a bit longer (in kegs.)

On the plus side, less work, less equipment, less opportunity for introducing contaminants. I would recommend primary only.

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Re: To rack or not to rack?

Post #12 by jamatron » 2 years ago

Chicco wrote:hey guys, what do you mean by "Racking"?

Racking just means "transferring or siphoning" your beer from point A to point B


edit...oops i didn't see the link from victor
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Re: To rack or not to rack?

Post #13 by GreatBrewEh » 2 years ago

oro wrote:Most these days us a single vessel- there is times you use a secondary for dry hop(although I do in primary) or adding fruit

you should grab another so you can have two brews going


You should grab a few because I find that 2-4 weeks depending on the brew is min for aging in fermenter so you will want to have a few fermenters. I do age sometimes in my kegs if i need a fermenter freed up but only after 2 weeks in primary.

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Re: To rack or not to rack?

Post #14 by Chicco » 2 years ago

jamatron wrote:
Chicco wrote:hey guys, what do you mean by "Racking"?

Racking just means "transferring or siphoning" your beer from point A to point B


edit...oops i didn't see the link from victor


thanks just the same Jamatron! I appreciate it.

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