I currently have a wheat beer in primary that should be ready for bottling in the next week. This is the first wheat that I have brewed. It has been in primary for 3 weeks (or will be tomorrow). I know wheat beers are meant to be more cloudy, but I'm seeing a couple things I have questions about.
- When I take a hydrometer reading, it truly is beyond cloudy. It has the cloudiness I would expect, but it also has some decent sized yeast floaties that look like they would not be pleasant to drink. Within about 30 seconds of filling my tube, I see about 1/4 inch of yeast chunks have already fallen to the bottom of the tube. Is this normal? Do I just need a bit more patience to let the larger chunks settle out?
- 2nd question is more general. This is my sixth batch and for the first time, after three weeks, I still have a fairly substantial amount of kruesan sitting on top of the beer/wort. In the past it seems like this has typically settled out around the two week mark so just wondering if this is a typical of a wheat beer, or just typical variation you might see between batches.
Thanks in advance!