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Old 12-09-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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I'm constructing a german wheat ale and I have a question. It took about 36 hours for fermentation to start, after that it bubbled like mad for about 18 hours, and then shutoff completely. Should I wait to rack the beer to the secondary any longer?......the instructions I got in the past say wait 5-7 days.....it has been 4 days since yeast pitch....I'm in a time crunch.....this needs to be ready for Christmas.......thanks.......oh yeah, it has been cold here at my location, Texas,......60 to 75 degrees F



 
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
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Temp should be fine.
You'll not gain anything by moving after 4 days.I'd wait the 7 days.
If you've not used a hydrometer you'll have no sure fire way of knowing if fermentation has finished.

You could give it a shake to wake the yeast up if it's gone to sleep.


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Old 12-09-2005, 08:37 PM   #3
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take your og and see if its done. i would still leave it in the primary for 7 days, but since your in a time crunch don't use a secondary. the cloudiness won't go away cause its a wheat beer, of course a secondary would meld the flavors, but you could get away with not using it, otherwise it won't be done for christmas.

 
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:39 PM   #4
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i'd rack it if you don't see any activity in a couple minutes or so.
what part of Texas?
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:53 PM   #5
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I'm in San Angelo......kinda in the middle of the state

 
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:56 PM   #6
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I checked the gravity, and it is a bit high.....maybe I'll wait one more day.....thanks everyone.

 
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:28 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drengel
take your og and see if its done. i would still leave it in the primary for 7 days, but since your in a time crunch don't use a secondary. the cloudiness won't go away cause its a wheat beer, of course a secondary would meld the flavors, but you could get away with not using it, otherwise it won't be done for christmas.

Don't mean to sound like a jerk but I have two wheat beers that are very clear.

If it needs to bedone before christmas the latest I would bottle is this weekend.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:40 PM   #8
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I'm in San Angelo......kinda in the middle of the state
cool. my mom's family is from Big Spring, Cahomo,Stanton, Snyder.
good bbq joint in San Angelo.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:02 PM   #9
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Don't mean to sound like a jerk but I have two wheat beers that are very clear.
Wheat beers are supposed to be cloudy-that's a basic feature and one of the best reason to use this particular grain. You didn't use a clarifying agent did you?

 
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:53 PM   #10
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no kidding......my family (mom's side) has a farm between big spring and gail. their name is blassingame.....later



 
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