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Offline Deep_Dish_Spinach

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Incredibly Slow Secondary - Kolsch - Help!?
« on: April 26, 2021, 10:47:42 PM »
Hey friends, I'm very new to brewing and this is my first stab at a kolsch. OG was 1.5, and at 1.1 I transferred it to secondary. Secondary has been storing at about 68 degrees F for almost 2 weeks, and it has only come down to 1.09. It looks relatively dark, but it smells great and taste pretty good, a little on the malty side. It was a partial mash.

I'm looking for any tips about this secondary fermentation. Does it need to be kick started somehow, is it too warm, do I just need to be patient?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: April 27, 2021, 05:14:09 AM by Deep_Dish_Spinach »

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Re: Incredibly Slow Secondary - Kolsch - Help!?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 04:10:18 AM »
Most homebrewers have quit using secondary for most of their brews. Any possible benefit is outweighed by the possible introduction of unwanted oxygen and contaminants. At 1.009 the apparent attenuation is over 80%, which is quite respectable for the style. The beer is finished fermenting and ready to package.
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Re: Incredibly Slow Secondary - Kolsch - Help!?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 05:13:24 AM »
Good to know, I'm planning to bottle on Thursday then!

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Re: Incredibly Slow Secondary - Kolsch - Help!?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 08:36:15 PM »
Secondary is not only useless for most beers it can also have a negative impact due to increase oxidation.