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Old 10-03-2006, 01:50 PM   #1
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I've heard mentions of wheat brews not needing much time in secondary, due to the fact that they don't need to be clarified. How much truth to this is there? I made a Wheat Doppelbock, trying to loosely emulate Aventinus, and it spent 2 weeks in primary (had to go get married and do the honeymoon thing ). I racked it to secondary on Sunday, and I'm curious: how long should it spend there? It's a bit of a beast, 8.5-9% ABV. Thoughts?
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.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:58 PM   #2
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It's true that most wheat beers don't need to clarify. But a dopplebock having that much alcohol will need some time to mellow out, same thing on the bottles. I'd say one month in the secondary and a month and a half in bottles or more.
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:10 PM   #3
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I made a Weizenbock (Aventinus-esque, like yours) and went 2 months in secondary and it needed every minute.

 
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:21 PM   #4
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Scheiße! Well, maybe I'll have some to drink by thanksgiving. Maybe. Hey Baron, was yours lagered? Or an actual Aventinus cloned ale?
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•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
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