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Old 02-05-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hey there guys and gals, I had a quick question. I brewed a batch of American Pale Wheat last Wednesday 01/30/2013 and it is now Monday 02/04/2013 and I still have bubbling. Im not worried about this because I know it is just the wheat doing its thing however I never had one ferment this long! Is this normal?

My next question is this: on top of the hops that were provided I also added 1 oz of Citra hops to the Mead about thirty mins before the flame out. I was reading that this would give a good hoppy citrus flavor. My question is, do you think that when I placeit into my seconday I should use fruit or some sort of fruit extract? We really like hoppy beers with a fruit aftertaste and wanted to try a wheat beer....or willl the added Citron Hops do the trick?

Last question: How long would you recomend leaving this in the primary for? I keep getting miked reviews longer is better, shorter is better. I was just currious what you guys think.

On a totally different beer about two weeks ago I bottled and Imperial IPA and after about 10 days I tryed one. Perfect Hops flavor however it tasted sweet. Am I correct in saying that this needs to set longer for the priming sugar to carbonate?

Sorry for so many questions! Thanks guys and gals!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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At 30 minutes you will not get a lot of flavor from the citra hops. If you can I would get an ounce to an ounce and a half and dry hop with them.


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Old 02-05-2013, 01:42 AM   #3
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Ok great was there a better time that I should of added them for flavor?
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I make a Pale ale with a citra hops and I use 1 oz cascade at 60 min and citra at .5 oz at 10 min, .5 oz at 5 min, 1 oz at 1 min, and 1.5 oz dry hop.
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Ok great thanks for the advise! How long would you leave in Primary before dry hoping into secondary?
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7 to 10 days in primary thenI dry hop in primary for 7 days then bottle. Others may have a different time table they follow.
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Also how many ounces would you use to dry hop a 5 gallon batch. I just checked and I can get Citra Hops leaf. Would you recomend bagging or just adding it without the bag to the secondary?


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