View Full Version : too long in secondary?
06-04-2008, 06:23 PM
let me preface this by saying it's good to be back, been gone for a while...
so due to unexplainable circumstances (i had to out of town for a few months) i have an amber ale in secondary for close to 3 months now. i fear the worse. it was not a strong ale at all, maybe in the 5-6% range. have i screwed myself here or is there still room for salvation? i plan on bottling this week, if not tonight, tomorrow night...
it was a 5gal extract batch...
in primary for 11 days before racked to secondary...
06-04-2008, 06:34 PM
It will probebly be your best beer to date. 3 months is no big deal. I have a stout that has been in the primary for 2 months, that I have just been to lazy to bottle, but it taste great.
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
that makes me feel much better! thanks for the kind words!
06-04-2008, 07:19 PM
That is one of the great things about this hobby, It forgives Laziness :mrgreen:
I am sure that it will be a great beer, let us know how it tastes.
06-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Yeah I think you are fine also.
06-04-2008, 07:37 PM
I have gone about 6-7 months in a primary before with a blonde that I forgot about. Was great. As long as your sanitation is spot on you are fine.
06-04-2008, 07:39 PM
It's gonna be great and you'll get some awesome clarity.I practically judge my beers by clarity over flavor....well that might be an overstatement but clarity is important to me.BTW i don't use any aids for clearing.
06-05-2008, 06:58 PM
If it was going to be bad you would be know when you go to rack.
06-06-2008, 02:05 PM
well, i was hoping to get to it a couple nights ago, but work has been kicking my ass, so hopefully this weekend i'll be able to do it to it. i will let ya'll know how it tastes! thanks again!
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