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Transfered my winter ale to the secondary fermenter yesterday. Took a sip. Not bad, but needs to condition a few more weeks.

Comment by Jennifer on December 10, 2012 at 11:24am

Had two homebrews from a friend over the weekend: a small beer and a coriander ale. Both great but the coriander, in particular, was just beautiful. How long are you fermenting your winter ale, total?

Comment by Matt Volz on December 10, 2012 at 12:22pm

I normally leave in primary fermenter for 2 weeks, transfer to a secondary for 1-2 weeks, then to a keg for conditioning and carbonation. So for ales it normally takes 4-6 weeks. Lagers take longer due to colder fermentation temps.

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