Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > aggressive fermentation
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #1
td9479
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15
Default aggressive fermentation

brewed a wheat beer with 6.6 lbs of breiss wheat extract and nothing else. Sg was 1.056 (kinda high) and will bottle tonight. This morning's reading was 1.012. About 5.9% ABV. 4 days in primary, and 14 days in secondary. Boil vol. = 2.25 gal. Total vol for pitching was 4.5 gal. Used White Labs P320 Amer. Hef. Any explanations on the high gravity reading? Was shooting for about 4.5% - 5% Thanks for the input.

__________________
td9479 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
JonM
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 4,551
Liked 836 Times on 577 Posts
Likes Given: 69

Default

BeerSmith says 6.6 lbs of wheat extract into 4.5 gals = 1.053, so you're only .003 off, which isn't much. Maybe you had just under 4.5 gals?

__________________
Who is this Rorschach guy? And why did he paint so many pictures of my parents fighting?
JonM is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
dcp27
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Medford, MA
Posts: 4,095
Liked 121 Times on 117 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

your OG shoulda been around 1.053 @4.5gals, sounds like it just wasn't mixed well enough when you took the reading. wort and water is very difficult to mix well enough to get an accurate reading.

btw, 4days is way too soon to rack a beer and wheats don't generally use a secondary.

__________________
dcp27 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
td9479
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: philadelphia, PA
Posts: 15
Default thanks for the tips

I know wheats are suppose to be cloudy, but I wanted to clean it up a bit by transferring to secondary. Color is perfect at the moment and smells great with the dry hopping. Will bottle tonight since the readings have stayed consistent the past few days. Will probably let sit in bottle for 10 days. Will update when the first bottle cracks open. Thanks for the input

__________________
td9479 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should my Dunkenweizen Have an Aggressive Fermentation? NHAnimator Fermentation & Yeast 7 04-08-2011 01:31 PM
Pacman yeast very aggressive Zen_Brew Fermentation & Yeast 1 09-29-2009 06:10 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS