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Old 04-30-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Just checked my heffe that has been cooking for 10 days. Gravity is right were it should be.. Started at 1.050 and today was 1.011. So my question---

I know heffe's are cloudy beers but it was a little "cloudier" that I am looing for. I am going to rack to the secondary but I wanted to bottle this weekend. Would 4-5 days in the secondary be ok or should I relax and let it sit another week for a total of 11-12 days? I understand the advantage of longer secondary times but I still want some "heffe qualities" in the bottle.

I am brewing Saturday so I wanted to bottle and then get the next batch going in the same day. Only pissies SWMBO off for one day instead of two weekends in a row!!



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Old 04-30-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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Sure, you can bottle now or later. It only matters to you/your schedule.

At this point the brews done.



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Old 04-30-2007, 05:33 PM   #3
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It should clear in the bottle too. I did late extract on my hefe and before you pour the 'hefe' in it is crystal clear. I never did a secondary.

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:08 AM   #4
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if i make a hefe it wont be cloudy unless i pour in the dreggs?

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Unless you rack wrong they ARE NOT dregs. It's yeast and it's healthy.

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I let my heffe sit in primary for 2wks

pours nice and clear until you swirl up the last bit and pour it in

tasted it w/o the "hefe" once and it was soooooo off....poured it in and it was awesome...again

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Old 05-02-2007, 12:43 AM   #7
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I'd say let it sit in primary for a total of 2-3 weeks and then bottle. Once your gravity becomes consistent and fermentation ends, which should only take 7-10 days tops, the extra time could be considered a conditioning phase and your Hefes should be consumed as fresh as possible.



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