Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Wheat and Rye Beer > Extract - Honey Balz Spring Wheat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2012, 12:15 AM   #21
mewellsar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Greenbrier
Posts: 34
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Usually I don't either, just got rushed on this one. You said primary 14, so I figured my 16 would be okay and I would just deal without the secondary and be a little cloudy.

I'll probably give it another shot soon since I had to buy a 3 pound jar of orange blossom honey.

__________________
mewellsar is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2012, 12:07 PM   #22
CrookedTail
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CrookedTail's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Patchogue
Posts: 573
Liked 32 Times on 24 Posts

Default


Really what you should do after 14 days is take a gravity reading. If it's down in the 1.010-1.011 range, then transfer it to the secondary. If not, leave it in the primary longer.

__________________
CrookedTail is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 12:48 AM   #23
newguy07
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: chino hills
Posts: 13
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


Hi crooked tail I am actually brewing this beer tonight but I am just curious what your thoughts are on adding some bitter orange peel I have left over from my blue moon clone? Would it be better just sticking to the original recipe in your opinion?
Thanks

__________________
newguy07 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2012, 12:18 PM   #24
CrookedTail
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CrookedTail's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Patchogue
Posts: 573
Liked 32 Times on 24 Posts

Default


I don't see why orange peel would be an issue. Give it a shot!

__________________
CrookedTail is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2012, 11:27 PM   #25
lbreedlove2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Monroe
Posts: 1
Default


Now this may be dumb, but does secondary fermentation refer to bottle conditioning. As in after it ferments two weeks and then you add more sugar and bottle, is that secondary fermentation?

__________________
lbreedlove2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2012, 01:05 AM   #26
CrookedTail
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CrookedTail's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Patchogue
Posts: 573
Liked 32 Times on 24 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by lbreedlove2
Now this may be dumb, but does secondary fermentation refer to bottle conditioning. As in after it ferments two weeks and then you add more sugar and bottle, is that secondary fermentation?
No. Secondary fermentation is when you transfer the beer to a second container (usually a glass carboy) to condition and allow even more of the suspended yeast to settle, allowing the beer to clear up. After that you'd bottle.

Some people skip the secondary and just let the beer sit longer in the primary. Personally I like getting my beers cleared up as much as I can, and in my experiences using the secondary has made a big difference in clearing the beer.
__________________
CrookedTail is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #27
CyberMonk
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CyberMonk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Berkeley
Posts: 54
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Just brewed up a batch of this on Sunday, and it's bubbling away happily (and looks tasty!). We're just hitting the warmer months here in the Bay Area, so it should be perfectly timed.

__________________
CyberMonk is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-09-2012, 12:56 PM   #28
Genacide
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Saint Johns
Posts: 66
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


I have some US-04 on hand, any issue with using that over the US-05?

__________________
Genacide is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2012, 01:14 AM   #29
CrookedTail
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CrookedTail's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Patchogue
Posts: 573
Liked 32 Times on 24 Posts

Default


Ferment in low temps if you use S-04. You want to minimize the esters.

__________________
CrookedTail is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2012, 02:51 PM   #30
Genacide
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Saint Johns
Posts: 66
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by CrookedTail View Post
Ferment in low temps if you use S-04. You want to minimize the esters.
It's sitting at 66f (temp strip on the side of the bucket) right now in a ice bath. Should I shoot for lower or is this about right?
__________________
Genacide is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-Grain - American Honey Wheat Hammy71 Wheat and Rye Beer 16 09-16-2014 07:36 PM
All-Grain - Honey Wheat slimer Wheat and Rye Beer 8 10-12-2011 01:16 AM
All-Grain - ELBC - Honey Wheat archiefl98 Wheat and Rye Beer 0 03-29-2010 06:17 PM
Honey Wheat z987k Wheat and Rye Beer 14 03-15-2008 06:09 PM