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Old 10-02-2012, 09:35 PM   #11
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I don't see anything suggesting how long this was in the primary fermenter (1 week, 2 weeks??). I just bottled a weizenbock myself (primary for 13 days, then bottled), though I pitched directly onto the yeast cake of a previously brewed dunkelweizen. OG was 1.080, FG 1.016, so I had proper attenuation with mine. Sounds like not oxygenating hurt your attenuation to me. 1.072 is in the middle of the style (1.064-1.080+), so that shouldn't be a concern, but your FG of 1.023 is just outside the listed (1.016-1.022). Becausee of this, I might back off the priming solution just a tad (I used 4.8 oz of table sugar as primer for 2.8 volumes of C02). If this is a straight 5 gal batch, backing off .2-.4 oz should get you the volumes you need with whatever primer you use. Hope this helps.

p.s. I fermented at ~70 for the entire fermentation, if that also helps (Wyeast 3068 was my yeast of choice).
It's been in the primary for 10 days but activity stops at day 6. The krausen dropped and i have been trying to rouse the yeast every so often. Thanks for the advice
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #12
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So, White Labs states that this strain requires more oxygen, so you likely under-aerated; plus, maybe fermented on the cool side. Those factors should be easy enough to control for next time.

But maybe you've heard some of this before...

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:45 PM   #13
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So, White Labs states that this strain requires more oxygen, so you likely under-aerated; plus, maybe fermented on the cool side. Those factors should be easy enough to control for next time.

But maybe you've heard some of this before...
Im at the website now. Where does Whitelabs say this for this particular strain? Do you have a link?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #14
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So, White Labs states that this strain requires more oxygen, so you likely under-aerated; plus, maybe fermented on the cool side. Those factors should be easy enough to control for next time.

But maybe you've heard some of this before...
Nevermind, I found it in the FAQs.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:57 PM   #15
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Looks like I am getting much better responses here
Ya, you're right must've been my not mentioning the fact you did not aerate the wort
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Ya, you're right must've been my not mentioning the fact you did not aerate the wort
It's not that I didnt like your answer it was the fact that I got so little responses. I dont base the answer on 1 person's opinion so I look for repeated similiar solutions before considering it could be the cause of the problem. Besides.....more people visit the General forum anyway

thanks for your help.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #17
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It's not that I didnt like your answer it was the fact that I got so little responses. I dont base the answer on 1 person's opinion so I look for repeated similiar solutions before considering it could be the cause of the problem. Besides.....more people visit the General forum anyway

thanks for your help.
No worries and in the end I'm glad you got your answer. It's just forum etiquette to not create duplicate posts throughout a forum.
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