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Old 05-07-2007, 02:35 AM   #1
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I'm curious...After your Weizen has conditioned in the keg do you turn them upside down or shake them a bit to get the yeast back into suspension?

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Old 05-07-2007, 02:43 AM   #2
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I've never kegged one...always bottle conditioned. I don't think I would do anything, though, and ultimately I'd wind up with a non-filtered kristalweizen-esque beverage.

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Old 05-07-2007, 02:46 AM   #3
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I've never kegged one...always bottle conditioned. I don't think I would do anything, though, and ultimately I'd wind up with a non-filtered kristalweizen-esque beverage.
Kristall...what a sacrilege!

I've always bottled too. We'll see what happens and go from there.

I could always bottle 20 racks (cases) of 0.5 liter bottles of Weizen...
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It does a good job of staying in suspension. I've kegged two. I wouldn't worry about shaking it.

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Old 05-07-2007, 02:50 PM   #5
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I keg after 10 days in a primary. Tasty stuff.

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Old 05-07-2007, 07:21 PM   #6
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Hefeweizen yeast is low flocculating yeast so it mostly stays in suspension, and any that does settle will get sucked up by the dip tube when you pull a glass and end up in your glass. Eventually it all will settle out, but I have no idea how long that would take.

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I only kegged one so far and it was consumed pretty quick (2 weeks or so) and I kind of expected to clear up but it never did. I was thinking about bottling the one in the ferm currently since it probably won't hit the tap for 4+ weeks but heck with it; I'll keg it. We'll see how a hefe that sits in the keg for a month looks once it gets on tap.

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I know about flocculation, I've been brewing hefe's since '94.

My question is is there a practice of disturbing the yeast prior to dispensing that anyone has tried.

My hefe in the keg is running clear right now and it's not half empty.

I'll shake things up tonight and degas etc. to give it a try.

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Since the dip tube is sitting almost on the bottom, don't know how much yeast there'd be left to disturb to cloud it up again though. How long has it been in the keg anyway? Curious to see how long that took to start clearing.

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