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Old 08-09-2011, 05:52 AM   #1
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My 2nd batch of beer is in secondary and almost ready for bottling. It's a clone of Widmer Hefeweizen (american wheat). I've been taking a gravity reading for the past 4 nights and it hasn't changed. The reading is 1.01. Think it's ready for the bottle?


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Old 08-09-2011, 06:37 AM   #2
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Sounds like it. If it hasn't dropped over the last few days, then it's done fermenting. On to the bottles!


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Old 08-09-2011, 07:04 AM   #3
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How long was it in primary and secondary. Also you could probably skip the secondary especially if your making a wheat
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No need to condition wheat
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:52 AM   #5
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No need to condition wheat
OP's name is diaperload. He should probably condition everything just to be sure.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:35 AM   #6
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It was in primary for 13 days. Secondary for 6 days.

Widmer Hefeweizen is usually cloudy and I've seen some recipes that call for 1 tablespoon of flour. I didn't use any flour so I'm guessing this batch won't be very cloudy.

My yield was 43 bottles. I use the Grolsch bottles.

I'll test them out in a week and see how my 2nd batched fared. I've got my fingers crossed.
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It's always cloudy, and as some suggested 10 days fermentation in primary is all that is necessary. Enjoy it ASAP, wheats are generally better off fresh.


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