On my 5th batch, I feel that I am getting better and better with each batch. But, alas, I seem to have a question that needs to be answered. I am making a apricot hefewiezen, and I have a question concerning the racking.
The recipe I have is off of Brewing Classic Styles. The recipe calls for racking the beer once active fermentation has slowed a bit, onto apricot puree that will already be in my secondary. But the question is, do I rack everything into the secondary? Do I leave the krausen and the yeast cake behind, or do I rack that right onto my apricot puree? What would the difference be if I did do it this way vs. not racking the krausen and yeast cake? Thanks for any help guys, the forum always makes my beer better.