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    Newby question - (first of many)


    My first brew is nearing end of fermentation. When it stops completely, what do I do.
    I hear of secondary fermentation ???
    Cold crashing. Which is first to do?

    I thought I siphon of into a bucket and then settle again and then bottle ?
    I had lots of coaching about the brewing, but just realized no one speaks of what happens when the bubbles stop.

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    From a noob, I crash as is and rack to a secondary the day I bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaBz0r View Post
    From a noob, I crash as is and rack to a secondary the day I bottle.
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    Is the secondary in the bottle?
    I thought it took place after the original and before the bottling.

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    Newby question - (first of many)

    No. I use another bucket with a tap which I rack to, then bottle from there. So you leave all the trub behind in the fermentor
    Last edited by PaBz0r; 11th September 2020 at 21:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaBz0r View Post
    No. I use another bucket with a tap which I rack to, then bottle from there. So you leave all the trub behind in the fermentor
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    Got it, going away tomorrow and when I get back it will be like over due.
    ASking because no time to learn when I get back.

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    Secondary is a waste, except if you're adding fruit. crash and fine in primary, she'll be right

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    Jip and prime in the fermenter stir and let sit for 5 min and bottle STRAIGHT. If you have a tap at the bottom to attach the bottling wand to.

    Bonus hint. Buy 1 -1.5m of silicon hose to put between the tap and wand and you can bottle into the bottle crate.

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    From a Noob it's probably good to put in a secondary fermenter and crash however I do none of those.

    I bottle straight from the primary fermenter. My brews turn out fine in my opinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by Treeman View Post
    My first brew is nearing end of fermentation. When it stops completely, what do I do.
    I hear of secondary fermentation ??? - Not needed ... That's when you rack off to a 2nd clean fermenter ... this is also the time to add new stuff to the beer like wood or fruit or what ever weird recipe you're following
    Cold crashing. Which is first to do? Yes, once bubbles stop and SG is constant over 2 days, cold crash by cooling it down to close as 0ºC as possible

    I thought I siphon of into a bucket and then settle again and then bottle ? It's best yes ... once cold crash is done, rack the clear beer to a bottling bucket ... add priming sugar ... give a lite stir and start the bottling process.
    I had lots of coaching about the brewing, but just realized no one speaks of what happens when the bubbles stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaBz0r View Post
    No. I use another bucket with a tap which I rack to, then bottle from there. So you leave all the trub behind in the fermentor
    Same process I follow

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