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Old 06-07-2007, 05:47 PM   #1
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So I've got a batch of wit sitting in primary and I'll be racking soon. I plan on kegging it up but I don't know how long to let it age before I start drinking. I did a similar recipe a while ago and bottled it. It didn't taste too hot until months passed in the bottles. I know that these wheat beers should be drank (drunk? dranked? Drinked? drunked?) pretty fresh. So how long should I let it age? What is a good rule of thumb for a wit? 1-2-3?

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Old 06-07-2007, 10:40 PM   #2
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We let ours sit in secondary/keg for four weeks and it certainly didn't hurt it, but we used a safale yeast, not a true belgian, so I don't know how the belgian yeast would behave. I do know ours was damn tasty tho! Four weeks to age it and four hours to drink it

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I'm doing 1 week primary, 1 week secondary and 2 weeks to carb/age in bottle.

Edit; Thinking about this more.. is there any point to a secondary with a wit?

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I'm doing 1 week primary, 1 week secondary and 2 weeks to carb/age in bottle.

Edit; Thinking about this more.. is there any point to a secondary with a wit?
that's another thing I was wondering. I still have mine in primary and may just move it to a keg after a longer stint in the primary.
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We used a secondary to dryhop, (don't ask me why, but I think it had something to do with all the nutbrown we were drinking), and to free up our primary for another brew. After we finally purchased a keg, it went straight in there. The secondary didn't hurt it, but it left the primary and the keg open for other purposes.

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