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Old 04-15-2011, 04:05 AM   #1
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I get funky fermentation like this. I was hoping this AHS Aniversary Wit would go grain to glass (or keg in this case) fast but after day 10 of fermentation its got a crapload of yeasties still floating on top.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:08 AM   #2
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but after day 10 of fermentation its got a crapload of yeasties still floating on top.
what strain did you use? WLP400 will hang out on top basically forever.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:13 AM   #3
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it was the wyeast one for that kit, american wit I think.

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Old 04-15-2011, 04:16 AM   #4
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take a hydrometer reading, thats the only way to know for sure

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:59 PM   #5
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dangit... 15 days now and the gravity is at 1.018, i'm pretty sure it should be lower but I can't find the sheet I got with the kit. 1.018 seems high for a wit beer. I need need to keg it tonight if its going to be force carbed by Saturday night for the party I was planning on bringing it to.

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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I think it should be around 1.008 to 1.010 to be in style.

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:11 PM   #7
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i understand not bottling to soon. but much risk to kegging to soon? other than drinking green beer? if the keg is around 32, 34 degrees then there shouldn't be much activity going on anymore, i would think if it tastes good now then kegging it would be ok. is that wrong?

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:12 PM   #8
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What was your og?

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i don't see how kegging would be a risk. 1.018 might just be it if its been stable. most of my beers have landed around there even after a month. worst thing that would happen is you have to vent a little excess pressure off the keg and the last pint will make you wish you had more. i'd probably go ahead and keg if it was mine.

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It's definitely not done and you'll be drinking green beer that's sweet for the style. Luckily. Wits taste decent green.

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