Can you wait too long? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Can you wait too long?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-08-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
corn
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
madison, indiana
Posts: 138
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I have a batch of witbier that has been in secondary for about six months. I just opened the bucket, it smells good, but has more floaters on top than I am used to seeing. This could be a by product of the orange peel and coriander seeds, or a sign of a problem. Can it ferment to long?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
inhousebrew
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
minneapolis, minnesota
Posts: 1,463
Liked 127 Times on 114 Posts


Well, it was technically done fermenting at the latest five months ago and has just been aging since then. Some beers age better than others but if it smells fine and tastes fine it's fine. So I guess the question is how does it taste?
__________________
I hate Walder Frey...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #3
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Stow, MA
Posts: 17,141
Liked 2920 Times on 2180 Posts


So much for the belief that Wits are best when young.

If the aroma and flavor seem ok after all this time I'd say you did a great job with sanitation. Planning, otoh, not so much

Cheers!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 02:21 AM   #4
corn
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
madison, indiana
Posts: 138
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Yeah between full time job, small business on the side, three kids, volunteer fireman, and soccer coach time got away from me. Kind of forgot that it was in there for a while.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long should I wait? Wheatmeister Bottling/Kegging 4 04-10-2012 05:19 PM
How long to wait ironexecutioner Extract Brewing 4 01-18-2012 05:01 PM
How Long Do You Wait? WSURaider41 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 08-07-2011 01:50 AM
How long must I wait? sandwichking Extract Brewing 4 05-08-2011 03:29 AM
How long to wait curtisj Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-11-2011 07:58 AM


Forum Jump