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Old 07-05-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Default Cherry Wheat Primary Time Question

I made a cherry wheat Saturday night and my OG was 1.041. I used Cooper's Ale yeast and Monday's SG is 1.008. That's just two days in primary. How long should I keep the beer in primary before racking to secondary before kegging?

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Old 07-05-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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I assume you mean FG was 1.008. I would say wait till FG was the same for 2-3 days. Did you get really high fermentation temperatures, or over-pitch? Are you planning on force-carbing via shaking or just leaving it on gas for 2wks? If you just leaving it on gas I would keg and skip secondary. That is unless you are adding cherries in the secondary.

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Cherries were in primary. SG = standard gravity to me, so yes OG is 1.008. Temps were good, I pitched 1 15g package. I plan to shake carb too.

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If its done give it 5-7 days in the secondary, the shake. If I was you I would just rack to the keg and leave it on gas for 2 wks allowing it to clear and carb at the same time. That is if it does not screw up your setup.

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I'm going to do a secondary just because I don't want a lot of crap getting into the diptube in the corny.

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