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Old 10-13-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
craig_reed
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So, my tangelo hefeweizen (tangelo is a mix between a regular orange and grapefruit) has been in the primary for 17 days now.

I am afraid that it has been in there much too long and am not sure if I should move it to a secondary, or just bottle it (tonight!)? I know there is no need for a secondary, especially with hefs that are supposed to be cloudy anyways, but thought I would ask an opinion.

What do you guys think? Did I leave it in the primary for too long?

Thank you for any advice given.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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?? If it's done fermenting, sure, go for it.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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I would take gravity readings a few days in row to make sure they don't change. When I did my hefe. I did transfer, but only because my primary was my bottling bucket. The general rule around here seems to be leave it in primary for three weeks, then bottle it up.

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Old 10-13-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
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Okay great. I mean I figured.

It was done fermenting at the 10 day mark, but I had some unfortunate family illness to attend to, so this got pushed to the back burner. I had just read on here, that leaving hefs in primary for too long was not advisable.

I know that my beer will be okay, and I know that hefs are supposed to be drank "young".

Thanks COLO
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:46 PM   #5
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Okay great. I mean I figured.

It was done fermenting at the 10 day mark, but I had some unfortunate family illness to attend to, so this got pushed to the back burner. I had just read on here, that leaving hefs in primary for too long was not advisable.

I know that my beer will be okay, and I know that hefs are supposed to be drank "young".

Thanks COLO
No problem, and actually that IS young, it will be great!
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