Ok, after 70+ batches using secondary, I have successfully (?) kegged two beers with an extended stay in primary followed by a week-long cold crash and then straight to keg: Cream Ale and American Wheat.
I didn’t think it possible. But, I gave it a shot because there are those amongst us who swear by it (for lower gravity beers?). And, after 3 days of force carbing they both tasted great tonight !!
There was admittedly some level of discomfort, as I racked to the keg with ALL KINDS OF STUFF IN THE BOTTOM OF THE CARBOY. Thankfully, the cold crash settled most of it and I think hardly any made it into the keg.
I’ll post back in the morning, if the lack of secondary led to any digestive tract issues, which might have been my number one worry about this…