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Old 06-21-2011, 10:43 AM   #11
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I recently did a Belgian Witbier with WLP400. Pretty similiar to your batch: SG 1.040, no starter, fermented at 68F. Below is a graph of the bubble rate through my fermentation:



It is good to hear that you are going strong at day 3. I try not to put too much into my bubble rate, but being a good beer nerd I collect any and all information about my brews that I can.

I'd be interested to hear how your fermentation finishes out.

Good luck!

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Old 06-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #12
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THats awesome... so did you finish on the 15th? I checked it this morning and I had Krausen in the airlock very little but the activity was bubbling every 10 secs. This strain is definately the weirdest I've used.

I'll take a gravity reading this Saturday at 7 days...

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Old 06-21-2011, 05:36 PM   #13
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I only did Primary on this one so I had it in the fermenter for 15 days, but the graph shows the active fermentation. The bubble rate after the first 8 days was erratic and negligible.

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:02 PM   #14
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just checked it again its going nuts... bubbles every 3-4 sec's... I need to start fermenting my primary in glass so i can watch the fireworks!... I dont want to kill this topic but I think many should know what they are getting into with this strain. So weird.

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Old 06-21-2011, 11:20 PM   #15
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i used wlp 400 for my wit and it took 14 days to fully finish.I let it ferment at 72-74 degrees and got some good funk.I will use it again,I don't mind a slow methodical fermentation,and i keep my brew at least 3 weeks in primary any ways.

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Old 06-25-2011, 01:00 PM   #16
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okay... so 7 days in i decided to take a G-Reading... i was amazed that it read 1.010 after what everyone here said... I wanted to clear it just a little bit so i decided to secondary it. Hopefully i'll get the little fellas to act up a bit more and get under 1.010 by next wednesday but doubtful... I tried some of the brew at this stage and it wasnt bad.. definately will need some aging.

Is this bad? that i seen different results than most?

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Old 06-25-2011, 01:17 PM   #17
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okay... so 7 days in i decided to take a G-Reading... i was amazed that it read 1.010 after what everyone here said... I wanted to clear it just a little bit so i decided to secondary it. Hopefully i'll get the little fellas to act up a bit more and get under 1.010 by next wednesday but doubtful... I tried some of the brew at this stage and it wasnt bad.. definately will need some aging.

Is this bad? that i seen different results than most?
Nah this is not a bad thing. Mine did end up finishing at 1.008 after a total of 10 days, but it was the first time I actually checked it. Prior to that it was still bubbling but I cannot confirm that it was fermenting or if it was just letting out CO2 and had been sitting at 1.008 for a few days.

I have let it sit in the primary so far, then I think I am going to keg mine today!
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:20 PM   #18
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sweet... yea i plan on kegging mine on wednesday and having some over the weekend... hense the name... "Fireworks Wheat"...

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just checked it again its going nuts... bubbles every 3-4 sec's... I need to start fermenting my primary in glass so i can watch the fireworks!... I dont want to kill this topic but I think many should know what they are getting into with this strain. So weird.

a watched carboy never ferments.
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Old 06-25-2011, 05:36 PM   #20
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a watched carboy never ferments.
I watched some craziness (volcanic) in some carboys on youtube. big hunks of yeast moving around... but i get your point... let it be and and wait.
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