Two Stage Brewing Advantages

A two stage brewing process is when beer ferments in a primary fermenter and then is transfered into a secondary fermenter where more ferementation happens.  There are many advantages to using a two stage brewing system.  Here are the key advantages:

1)  Less sediment.  When transferring the beer to the secondary fermenter, most of the sediment will remain in the primary fermenter.  Less sediment means a better tasting beer, and a clearer, better looking beer.

2)  Bottling flexibility.  When using a single stage brewing system, the beer pretty much needs to be bottled when it is ready.  If you wait too long to bottle it, you risk contamination.  Using a two stage brewing system, the beer can remain in the secondary fermenter much longer with much less risk of contamination.  This allows you to bottle it when you have time.

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