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Old 10-30-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Ok Guys,
Brewed a american wheat and it will be 2 weeks this sunday. hydrometer reading is 1.020 but should be 1.012 to 1.o14 . What would you do let it sit or go ahead and bottle it ? thanks for your help trew

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Old 10-30-2009, 08:57 PM   #2
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I would rouse the yeast by gently rocking your fermenter, and depending on what temperature it is sitting at, try warming it up a bit. Give it another week after that.

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Old 10-30-2009, 09:05 PM   #3
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hey thanks DRoyLenz thanks also looks like i have some yeast still floating on top. will do thanks again truebrew

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Old 10-31-2009, 03:24 AM   #4
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Wheats typically ferment quick.. I'd leave it alone a week and take another reading... then bottle..

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Wheats typically ferment quick.. I'd leave it alone a week and take another reading... then bottle..
This is true, all the more reason for me to suggest he rouse the yeast. Since wheats ferment quickly, 2 weeks should be MORE than enough time for it to get down below 1.020.

Rouse the yeast, and MAYBE even warm up the fermenter a few degrees (assuming its not already at 75F+) and you may get the results you're looking for.
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