I started a wit last last week Sunday, 4/3/11 with Wyeast Labs #3463 (Forbidden Fruit) OG 1.071
Fermentation went nuts for the first 48 then died down rather rapidly, it looks to be about pooped out, but I haven't confirmed with a reading yet. I have been rousing the yeast cake about once or twice a day with a good swirl.
I know Wit beers are better when consumed on the young side and was wondering if it would be alright to just keg it tonight or tomorrow in order for it to carb up and be ready for consumption on Friday afternoon.
I live in San Antonio and its Fiesta here this week, so the entire city has the day off Friday for Battle of Flowers. I am having a house party to mark the "every one has the day off" occasion and it would be nice to have a new beer on tap for the event!
Thoughts? Below is the recipe for reference.
4.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row)
4.00 lb White Wheat Malt
1.00 lb Oats, Flaked
1.00 oz Strisslespalt [3.50 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz Strisslespalt [3.50 %] (15 min)
0.50 oz Strisslespalt [3.50 %] (5 min)
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 5.0 min)
1.00 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min)
16.00 oz Bitter Orange Marmilade (Boil 5.0 min)
1.00 lb Agave Nectar
1L Starter Wyeast Labs #3463 (Forbidden Fruit)