Belgian White in secondary? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Belgian White in secondary?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-19-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
Plan9
 
Plan9's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Apopka, FL
Posts: 273
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts



Does a Belgian White need to sit in secondary?
I would think not, since you don't want it to be clear.

Is there something I'm overlooking in that assumption?
__________________
"So don't put a pissed off cat in your bottling bucket. Problem solved." - cheezydemon

Central Florida Home Brewers

Instagram

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2008, 05:27 PM   #2
jdoiv
 
jdoiv's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Nashville, TN
Posts: 1,152

No, Wit's don't need to secondary and should be consumed fairly young. They don't age all that well. I brew a Wit on a regular basis and usually move it from fermenter to keg in about 10 days and start drinking it about 7-10 days later when it's carbed up.
__________________
Drinking on the keg: BPA, Brown Ale, Dry Mead, Wee Heavy aged on Oak, CAP
Drinking in the Bottle:
Conditioning:
Fermenting:
Planning:

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2008, 09:48 PM   #3
malkore
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts


agreed. you could secondary if you needed the primary for another batch, but keep it short and sweet. you don't want overly yeasty Wit, but a Wit isn't supposed to be sparkling clear at all.

i'd lean towards a couple extra days in primary though, and then bottle or keg like normal.
__________________
Malkore
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2008, 10:21 PM   #4
HBDrinker008
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Posts: 125
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


What I plan on doing with my current belgiam wheat is just keeping it in the primary for 2 weeks then bottling as opposed to the usual 1-2-3 method I encorporate

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Belgian White Recipe Kit? Col224 Recipes/Ingredients 18 11-26-2012 05:47 PM
belgian white beers Walker Commercial Brew Discussion 15 02-13-2011 10:04 PM
Advice on a belgian white? Col224 Recipes/Ingredients 0 04-02-2009 06:22 AM
Brewing a Belgian white HELP RIGHT NOW !! Rad-Rabbit Recipes/Ingredients 9 10-08-2008 03:39 AM
Belgian White - Extract ScottD13 Recipes/Ingredients 7 08-28-2005 01:47 PM


Forum Jump