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Old 01-30-2013, 02:38 AM   #21
tamns7
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Seems like everything went well! OG reading at 1.048 and crazy action after I pitched at 68-69F. Only thing is now, should I worry about the action settling down and it's only day 2-3? The bubbles were nonstop the first 48hrs after pitching but its all but stopped. Here's a pic! Cheers!
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #22
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Seems like everything went well! OG reading at 1.048 and crazy action after I pitched at 68-69F. Only thing is now, should I worry about the action settling down and it's only day 2-3? The bubbles were nonstop the first 48hrs after pitching but its all but stopped. Here's a pic! Cheers!
Looks like it's coming along nicely. Get the lid back on it though.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #23
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The action you describe is common for that yeast. Those first couple of days are wild and then it really slows down.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:58 AM   #24
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So it has been 9 days since pitching in the fermenter and I went to take a gravity reading only to find that the yeast is still bubbling. Is this ok? How much longer should I wait? Also, the smell was kinda funny. Almost like a vinegary hefe weissen. Anyone had this happen? Something to worry about?

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #25
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I mostly wait until 14 days to take a gravity reading, I know of everything settling down. Than follow by a week and than another week. I don't mess with the secondary. What is your gravity at? I would probably leave it on for a few more days see if things settle down.

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #26
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Like Charlie Papzian say "Relax, have a homebrew". You will find that every yeast has its own characteristics when it comes to smell and look. I have a hefe with that yeast going right now. Like other hefes I have done with this strain this one looks about the same, that is the same as what you are describing.

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:26 PM   #27
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Haha. No doubt. Thanks for all the feedback!

 
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:56 PM   #28
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So I bottled successfully and at the two week mark of bottle conditioning I threw a couple in the fridge. Well, the taste was there and it was amazing. Great banana flavors and smells yet my beer was flat still! I read a couple posts on here and have since wrapped them in a couple blankets and now keep the apt a bit warmer so as to help get their conditioning up. I will try throwing a few in again this weekend and hopefully have a couple of nice heady pours to show off!


 
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #29
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Yep, it takes 3068 a while to settle down. Remember, Hefe is supposed to be cloudy, you don't want the yeast to settle out completely

Give it 14 days. THEN check gravity. I think I bottled mine after 2 or 3 weeks. Its also supposed to be as fresh as possible! I personally brewed the "simple hefeweizen" in the recipe forum here, and it is all I will ever brew when I want a hefe. Taste was amazing, and it really was simple. 6lbs DME (only comes in 3lb bas here), some hops, and some carapils/carafoam for a little grainy flavor in there!

I seem to want to brew more than I can drink. Time to get the co-workers hooked so they can help out with ingredients (um and drinking!)

 
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