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Old 12-10-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Not Thinking - Racked Weis Beer to Secondary

Last weekend I wasn't thinking (to excited about brewing again) and racked my Weis beer into the Secondary. It is looking awfully clear in the carboy. Should I just wait another week (1.2.3 rule) before I bottle or should I get it into bottles right away to hopefully stop the clearing?

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Old 12-10-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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i'm not certain on this, but my second brew was a wheat beer, and after just two weeks in the primary, it turned out pretty clear. what i'm trying to say is that it will probably clear anyhow. AFAIK the cloudiness is only in hefeweizen and is yeast floating in suspension in the beer. not sure how to reproduce that in home brew!

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Old 12-10-2007, 05:46 PM   #3
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Well, if you bottle it makes sense to go right out of primary so you get some yeast in there. When you pour a wheat, you leave a bit in the bottle, swirl, then complete the pour. If you keg like I do, it's inevitable... it's going to clear given enough time. I'm NOT swirling 5 gallons of beer.

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What yeast were you using....

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Old 12-10-2007, 06:18 PM   #5
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Don't have the recipe on me, but I think it was Wyeast 3056 - Bavarian Wheat™ .

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it's gonna clear eventually in the bottle. just do as bobby m said, swirl the last few swigs in the bottle and pour into the glass.

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Do you affect the flavor of a hefeweizen if you clear it?

I'm interested in doing a clear hefeweizen.

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A Crystal Hefe will taste less yeast than a Cloudy beer.
You can rouse the sediment in the secondary before bottling.

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Do you affect the flavor of a hefeweizen if you clear it?

I'm interested in doing a clear hefeweizen.
I always make clear hefeweizen as that was what I drank alot of over in Germany.
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And do you do that by just making it like you make an ale? Let everything settle in primary and clear some more in secondary?

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