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Old 10-03-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Wheat Doppelbock: How long in Secondary?

I've heard mentions of wheat brews not needing much time in secondary, due to the fact that they don't need to be clarified. How much truth to this is there? I made a Wheat Doppelbock, trying to loosely emulate Aventinus, and it spent 2 weeks in primary (had to go get married and do the honeymoon thing ). I racked it to secondary on Sunday, and I'm curious: how long should it spend there? It's a bit of a beast, 8.5-9% ABV. Thoughts?

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It's true that most wheat beers don't need to clarify. But a dopplebock having that much alcohol will need some time to mellow out, same thing on the bottles. I'd say one month in the secondary and a month and a half in bottles or more.

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I made a Weizenbock (Aventinus-esque, like yours) and went 2 months in secondary and it needed every minute.

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Scheiße! Well, maybe I'll have some to drink by thanksgiving. Maybe. Hey Baron, was yours lagered? Or an actual Aventinus cloned ale?

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•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
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