[quote=“Shanhorn”]The Ameican Wheat seemed to work good like that, 2wks PF, 2wks BC so why not?? Altho we just began bottle conditioning on Fri, both beers cleared in the hydro test-tube enough to enjoy! but I will finish a flat beer from the nite before as I awake…
This being our 2nd beer, We havent made/purchased a chiller yet. We had awesome cooling in an Ice Bath w/rock salt added made it almost too cool! In 10 min!
If we had a pot of boiled-cooling water for a “hot liquor tank” to dip from & “sparge” the boil sediment for sugar, (maybe only a gallon+/-) since we poured most of it into lg strainer as it went into the primary. would that be a bad idea?
We used the fattest smak-pak of Neo-Britannia so I will expect to find a healthy Kraeusen in a few hours. We finished about 2pm[/quote]
You want to sparge (rinse) the hot/cold break and hops with some fresh water? I don’t see a benefit in doing this.
There is a movement in brewers to stop doing secondaries. Unless you are going to reuse the yeast and are also going to add fruit to the beer. It saves cleaning/sanitizing one more fermenter and associated hoses/racking canes. It also eliminates one more chance to get an infection. Instead, we are leaving the beer in the primary fermenter for 2-4 weeks. Then bottle/keg.