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Old 06-05-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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I made an american wheat beer last weekend, all grain. I know that most wheat beers come bottle conditioned/unfiltered and encourage you to swirl the yeast into your glass. If all that yeast is considered good in a store-bought wheat beer, do I really need to rack it to a secondary (and leave behind some yeast) before I bottle, or can I just bottle it from the primary after another week or so?

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:36 PM   #2
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I would say yes. Whether secondaries are necessary at all is a matter of some debate, but for a wheat beer I've never found any hard from leaving out the secondary.

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Old 06-05-2008, 11:50 PM   #3
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If there's one type of beer that doesn't not need a secondary, it's a wheat.

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Personally I bottle as soon as it reaches it's final gravity. Most wheat beers are meant to be cloudy and have a lot of yeast in suspension upon serving.

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Old 06-06-2008, 12:00 AM   #5
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that's what I was thinking. Thanks.

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