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Old 09-16-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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So i whipped up a lhbs dunkelweizen and it never really fermented completely. I told the unnamed lhbs gave the gravity readings and they said something like "thats (gravity drop/fermentation) all you get sometimes"

Sooooo i bottle it thinking it will mature, but dang it every time i opened one it tasted more like wort than beer.

2 months later tasted the same, kind of swet with not nearly enough alchohol.

So good, bad, right, wrong i dump whats left (about 4 gals) in a fermenting bucket and repitch with another pkt of hefe yeast.

Been there for ten mins and already started bubbling like a maniac.

Fastfwd 2 hours still going still going at it only faster bubbling.

I wonder how it will turn out and who else may have tried this??

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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Not much info given here. What actually were the readings? Yeast? Mash temp? I'm guessing the bubbling is the off gassing of the co2 made in the bottling process. I can only guess you'll end up with an oxidized beer you won't want to put back in the bottles. If you don't keep records you can't learn from your process.


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