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Old 02-24-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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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.
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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.

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

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