I am so happy with my second brew but still have a question. - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > I am so happy with my second brew but still have a question.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
pedroims
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
holland, michigan
Posts: 16


Yesterday I opened a beer from my second batch, a dunkelweissen that was 20 days in fermentor and have been only 7 days on bottles, I put it on fridge for 24 hours before opened it, I was expecting a flat beer but I wanted to try it on different phases, to my surprise the beer was perfect I could not believe what great beer I brewed but now I am concerning if the beer will still gaining more CO2 over the next weeks and make it over carbonated, if this true how I can stop it now? also is it normal for a dunkelweissen to be ready after only one week?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
BradleyBrew
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Parris Island, USA
Posts: 1,746
Liked 92 Times on 62 Posts


How much priming sugar did you use? Was the beer completely fermented when you bottled? If the beer was completely done and you use the appropriate amount of priming sugar then you should be fine. Wheats are meant to be consumed young so if they are carb'ed I would start to chill and drink.

Also, i'm not sure what you could do to stop the yeast at this point other than to put them in the fridge so the yeast will go dormant.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
TheBrewAbides
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Boise, Idaho
Posts: 59
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I don't think you can stop it from over-carbonating. However, dunkelweizens should have a moderate to high carbonation anyway .

Also, wheat beers don't age as well as other types of beers, so they're usually better young anyway. So I say drink up before the bubbles take over. And if it gets too carbonated for you, you can send 'em this way.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 12:57 PM   #4
pedroims
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
holland, michigan
Posts: 16

I used 5 oz of sugar for priming and since there is nothing I can do but drinking it then I will start today

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 01:03 PM   #5
msppilot
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posts: 83
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


If you are happy with the taste, put the bottles in a cool place. That may slow the carbonation.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 01:09 PM   #6
BradleyBrew
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Parris Island, USA
Posts: 1,746
Liked 92 Times on 62 Posts


http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec...rbonation.html

I use this website page... It is really good. Before I would use 1 oz per gallon of brew but that really way to much carbonation for most styles... Its a really good tool in my opinion!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 01:18 PM   #7
pedroims
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
holland, michigan
Posts: 16

thanks for the website, actually my first batch is overcarbonated and I used 5 oz as well since this is what the kit came with but as you said seems to be too much.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #8
msppilot
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posts: 83
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I had that same issue as well. Make sure you are topping off your bucket to five gallons or slightly over when you are done brewing. M t first few batches I looked at the foam level and not the actual liquid level.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 07:22 PM   #9
cullen
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Florence, KY
Posts: 267
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts


Most excess carbonation will come out if you pour it a little more aggressively...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2011, 11:13 PM   #10
BradleyBrew
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Parris Island, USA
Posts: 1,746
Liked 92 Times on 62 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by msppilot View Post
I had that same issue as well. Make sure you are topping off your bucket to five gallons or slightly over when you are done brewing. M t first few batches I looked at the foam level and not the actual liquid level.
In my opinion I would not top off with water after the beer has fermented. I would try to get the most accurate measurement with the total volume of fermented beer and go from there.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
to brew more or not to brew more...that is the question jereme Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 08-07-2009 05:30 PM
Bluegrass + Brew day = HAPPY thunk Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-02-2009 08:52 PM
Happy about this brew, for now! Vertigo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 12-24-2008 04:30 AM
Happy 5gal Brew Day! GloHoppa Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 01-18-2008 06:41 PM
I'm happy Adam's Apples Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 12-14-2006 09:59 PM


Forum Jump