Now that the beer is in the secondary fermenter it is ready to be stored . As you can see from the picture it goes right back into the same closet where it sat for about a week in the primary fermentation stage. Again it simply sits at room temperature out of direct sunlight.
Part of the beauty of the secondary fermentation stage is that the beer can sit for weeks without affecting the taste or quality of your brew. This helps if you are busy and don't have time to bottle it for a while.
My beer never lasts that long. :) Really, once it is in the secondary you could bottle (or keg) at any time. You just want to make sure that the fermentation process has died down. Generally that only take 8 to 10 days from the start of the primary fermentation stage. Now that I have spent a good part of my evening transferring the beer (and posting about it) I will leave it for a few days.
I don't bottle any more. I spent the money on a keg, CO2 canister, & regulator. It makes getting the beer ready to drink a much faster process than placing it in bottles. I'll probably get to that this weekend. If I have the time I will take some more pictures and you can follow me through that step as well.
Thanks for sticking with me. Happy brewing!
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