To rack or not to rack?

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To rack or not to rack?

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I am brewing my first 5Gal batch next weekend. I am wondering if i should grab another carboy so i can rack to a secondary or should i just keep it in the primary for 2-3 weeks then bottle?
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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
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Good advice oro! thanks for you input.
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I second oro's recommendation. Unless you're ageing more than a month, or adding something to the beer post-fermentation, there is no benefit to moving the beer to a secondary.

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Re: To rack or not to rack?

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Okay now another question...should i buy the same size carboy to rack in? i have a 6Gal one right now.
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Ferment in the 6 gal fermenter and rack into the 5 gal fermenter. You want as little headspace as possible...

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I rack and I think that my beers are pretty good. There is an excellent podcast on brewers radio (may 2012) where they brew the same batch and use only a primary, and do a primary with secondary then do a blind taste test. The results are surprising.
Some beers definitely are better from aging in a secondary, others not.
It can be found here: http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?p ... radio-2012

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hey guys, what do you mean by "Racking"?

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Thanks for link Victor

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