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Re: Should I Rack to Secondary
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2011, 06:36:26 PM »
My point had nothing to do with whether a secondary was useful or not - I just wouldn;t recommend racking a beer that is actively fermenting. Its very possible you could stall the fermentation. Plus, if the primary fermenter is infected that means the beer is infected (which, just because a blow off went through the air lock doesn't mean this is the case at all) and I don't see what the logic would be to rack contaminated beer into a clean fermenter.

 In other words: All that will be accomplished is moving the problem from one container to another.
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Re: Should I Rack to Secondary
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2011, 06:43:35 AM »
My point had nothing to do with whether a secondary was useful or not - I just wouldn;t recommend racking a beer that is actively fermenting. Its very possible you could stall the fermentation. Plus, if the primary fermenter is infected that means the beer is infected (which, just because a blow off went through the air lock doesn't mean this is the case at all) and I don't see what the logic would be to rack contaminated beer into a clean fermenter.

 In other words: All that will be accomplished is moving the problem from one container to another.

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