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Old 03-29-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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I brewed a dunkelwiezen 3 weeks ago and threw it in the secondary last night saw it still has what I guess is yeast floating on top. Will it still finish ok in secondary? Didn't take a reading. Does this look normal?

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:02 AM   #2
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The primary looks normal, does the secondary have the foam from the sanitizer? Should be fine after 3 Weeks. Sometimes everything doesn't drop from fermentation and will likely stick to the sides of the primary when racking.

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Old 03-29-2013, 01:50 AM   #3
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Looks like its fine, I probably would have left it alone for a bit longer. Why did you move it to secondary?

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Why did you move it to secondary?

That's what I was wondering too.

Probable answer(s): A) Because a secondary came with the brew kit or B) because the batch instructions said so.
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That's what I was wondering too.

Probable answer(s): A) Because a secondary came with the brew kit or B) because the batch instructions said so.
I go with B. Is that the correct answer ?
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:32 AM   #6
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I brewed a dunkelwiezen 3 weeks ago and threw it in the secondary last night saw it still has what I guess is yeast floating on top. Will it still finish ok in secondary? Didn't take a reading. Does this look normal?
Looks good ! Might be fermenting a bit more. Suggest SG measurement and tasting.
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Get in habit to take gravity reading before any action, that way you'll know what is going on with your beer.
I assume that fermentation is over after 3 weeks in primary, it will get clearer in secondary but first measure FG and if you can drop the temperature.

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Honestly I've had 2 secondaries since I bought my equipment and this is my third batch and still haven't given them a try so I just did it....dumb move?

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And my next beer on the list is an imperial IPA that's supposed to finish at %9.5...should I secondary that one or no?

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Honestly I've had 2 secondaries since I bought my equipment and this is my third batch and still haven't given them a try so I just did it....dumb move?
nope.. 3 weeks is fine in primary. secondary is fine. a little more clear with secondary. I cold crash my secondary. yum yum..
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