- posted 10 years ago
So after a few years hiatus I decided to start homebrewing with some friends. The Saturday before last, we started brewing and put a kit batch of American pale ale into primary fermentation. We brewed at my buddy's house, but he's been out of town for work for the past week, so I haven't been able to go over and start secondary fermentation.
Now, I've read online a few brewers that have said to shy away from secondary fermentation, but that you can let the beer sit in primary fermentation for 2-3 weeks. This allegedly will emulate at least some of the secondary fermentation process and bring some clarity to the beer.
Is this true? Has anyone had experience with this?