Originally Posted by BeantownR6
I was thinking 7 days primary, then 1.5 weeks keg condition then force carb. or do you think it would be better for 14 days primary, keg condition a few days then force carb for the weekend?
Just something similar to this twice: once with BM's Centennial Blonde (using S-04 instead, though) and most recently with my Honey Orange Hefeweizen (using WB-06) though in my cases they had to be done in two weeks!!
You're luck you're got some extra time. To have it come out decently clear, delicious and fully carbonated:
- Don't forget to use finings in the boil
- Give it ~14 days in primary
- Crash cool, rack into a secondary (or keg) on top of gelatin dissolved in hot (not boiling!!!) water
- Give it a few days, maybe 3 (keep it cold if you can)
- If you racked to a secondary, rack to your keg and get it on some gas
- Set it to ~30PSI for 24 hours. Turn off the gas, purge the keg and check the carbonation
- If it's not ready, give it a bit longer. Try checking back in 6-12 hours to be sure not to over-carbonate
- Dial down to proper carbonation temperature when you think it's adequately carbonated
That's just my two-cents. Other people will tell you a million other ways to do it because they work too... that's just the way that works for me.