Papazian's "Who's in the Garden" Hoegaarden Clone
I brewed the "Who's in the Garden" recipe out of Charlie Papazian's The Complete Joy of Homebrewing 21 days ago. After 7 days in the Primary, I racked it into the Secondary. Racking seems to have "kicked something into gear" in the fermentation, as I have seen bubbles in my airlock about every 20 seconds for the last 2 weeks.
For information purposes, here's the recipe:
5lb. Extra Light DME (I used Munton's)
2lb. Light Honey
1oz. Hallertauer (60 min.)
1/2 oz. Hallertauer (15 min.)
1/2 oz. Hallertauer (5 min.)
1-1/2 oz. Crushed Coriander (3/4 oz. 15 min, 3/4 oz. 5 min.)
1/2 oz. Dried Sweet Orange Peel (5 min.)
Belgian Wit (I used White Labs Belgian Wit)
It's been slowly, but steadily fermenting much longer than any of my other brews. This is the 6th brew and it's the only that's taken this long to complete fermentation.
The only thing I can think of that might be slowing the brew down is the honey. Since it's a different type of sugar than maltose, is it fermenting more slowly, or is there another factor I'm not considering?