Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Fermentation & Yeast (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/)
-   -   Does this sound normal? (Belgian Wit) (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/does-sound-normal-belgian-wit-307570/)

mcshaw16 02-24-2012 11:54 PM

Does this sound normal? (Belgian Wit)
 
So I got a belgian witbier going, been fermenting two weeks. The OG was 1.045, right now it is at 1.008, which seemed a little low to me but not that crazy I guess. Using the wyeast belgian wit strain, at 68F. The thing that gets me is that there are still a few bubbles every couple minutes coming through the air lock.

I was planning on kegging this tomorrow, but maybe not if it is still dropping once I check the gravity again. I am guessing I need to rely more on my hydrometer and less on the air lock, but was just curious.

pabloj13 02-25-2012 01:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcshaw16 (Post 3826671)
So I got a belgian witbier going, been fermenting two weeks. The OG was 1.045, right now it is at 1.008, which seemed a little low to me but not that crazy I guess. Using the wyeast belgian wit strain, at 68F. The thing that gets me is that there are still a few bubbles every couple minutes coming through the air lock.

I was planning on kegging this tomorrow, but maybe not if it is still dropping once I check the gravity again. I am guessing I need to rely more on my hydrometer and less on the air lock, but was just curious.

You guessed right.

beergolf 02-25-2012 01:37 AM

Belgina yeast can't read a calendar. They take their time to finish.

Give it time to finish. Two weks of krausen is very normal.

mux 02-25-2012 02:08 AM

Yeah watch the gravity readings. They should make airlocks that don't show signs of co2 release.


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:10 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.