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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: eric on January 27, 2011, 07:58:37 pm

Title: Primary time
Post by: eric on January 27, 2011, 07:58:37 pm
Do to issues I left my porter in the primary for 26 days....What effect will that have on taste?
Title: Re: Primary time
Post by: weithman5 on January 27, 2011, 08:00:37 pm
probably none
Title: Re: Primary time
Post by: denny on January 27, 2011, 08:00:43 pm
None whatsoever...well, it may be better than when you leave it for less time!  I almost always do 3-4 weeks in primary and no secondary.
Title: Re: Primary time
Post by: mabrungard on January 27, 2011, 08:40:51 pm
The duration on primary is also influenced by the temperature the beer is being held at.  In you're in a cool region or fermenting in a cool place, then the duration will be longer than when in a warm place. 
Title: Re: Primary time
Post by: jaybeerman on January 27, 2011, 08:46:34 pm
The duration on primary is also influenced by the temperature the beer is being held at.  In you're in a cool region or fermenting in a cool place, then the duration will be longer than when in a warm place. 

+1 you beat me to it

It should be noted that a lot of brewers on this site are fermenting under pretty optimal conditions.
Title: Re: Primary time
Post by: euge on January 28, 2011, 02:16:12 am
The duration on primary is also influenced by the temperature the beer is being held at.  In you're in a cool region or fermenting in a cool place, then the duration will be longer than when in a warm place. 

+1 you beat me to it

It should be noted that a lot of brewers on this site are fermenting under pretty optimal conditions.

Ditto!

Even when the active fermentation phase is over one can still develop some disappointing off flavors if the temp strays too high out of the proper range for extended periods.