Two Step Fermentation Advantages

Two step fermentation means to use a secondary fermenter. In a two step fermentation process, the brew is typically left in the primary fermenter for about a week. Then it is racked into the secondary fermenter and left there for about two weeks. The hydrometer measurements however will determine the proper fermentation times.

Two step fermentation has these primary advantages.
1) Reduced sediment. Less sediment makes it taste better and makes it better to look at.
2) Flexibility in when to bottle. There is much less risk of contamination spoiling your beer in a secondary fermenter, so you can bottle it when you have time.

The only extra beer brewing equipment you really need to use a two step fermentation process is a bung and a glass carboy.

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