Today's assignment: Transfer your beer from the primary to the secondary.
The Kitchn's Beer School: 20 lessons, 7 assignments to brew your first 1-gallon batch of beer.
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In the last few days, you probably noticed the bubbles in the airlock getting slower and less frequent — a sure sign that the first stage of active fermentation is winding down. The next step is to transfer the beer from that large primary fermentation bucket into a smaller, cozier jug for a few more weeks of conditioning before we bottle the beer.
That is your assignment today — plus we'll also talk about what this step does, why it's necessary (or not!), and how to do it right.