Originally Posted by CFuggles
I made a honey wheat last Saturday based off Palmer's recipe the three guys weiss. It started fermenting Sunday. I want to rack it into two 3.0 gallon better bottles.
Is it to soon to rack if its still krausening?There is about an 1/2 inch still.
I have to reasons for wanting to rack it. 1) free up my primary so I can brew an IPA this weekend, and 2) I want to add blueberries to half, and cherries to the other half.
Second question, would adding a pint of fruit for 2.5 gallons of beer be ok?
Ok, I've never added real fruit to beer -- but my understanding is that if the yeast is still good (which it is at this point in your ferment), it'll keep going and eat up some of those fruit sugars and dry the beer out more -- which is a good thing.
So because you are adding fruit, I think now would be a great time to move it over, as it'll give a little kick to the end of your ferment. Watch the activity -- if it starts to slow, take a quick hydro reading and if it isn't near your Target FG, raise the temp a degree or two to help it finish out. Should be tasty!
Also, remember that the sugar of the fruit will add to your OG -- there are probably site on the net that you can find out how much sugar per weight in the fruits you are adding. Or you may not care what your OG is, and that's all good too.