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The gravity of my belgian wit is now at 1.010 at 72F. So with reasonable confidence, I can say that it's done fermenting. I know you're supposed to drink hefeweizens young and clarity isn't an issue with a wit but considering the coriander and the orange peel, should I age it? And if so, should I keep it in the primary or in the secondary? Or should I just slap this b**** in the keg and start drinking it. It already tastes pretty good :mug:

Just looking for some feedback from those with more experience than I.
 
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Turned out beautifully. Perfect color. Nice white head that stays though the entire beer. Too much coriander though. :( Still very drinkable. Thanks for the advice flyangler.
Gotta love those Widmer glasses

p.s. Yes I took this photo this morning, 8:30 to be exact and yes I drank it. Breakfast of champions :mug:
 
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I dont have the recipe in front of me (it's in my brewlog at home) but I believe it was a full ounce. Since 1oz appears to be the norm, I believe the problem may have been that I crushed them to much. It's not overpowering but its more of a solid taste than a hint.

Edit: What do yall use to crush coriander?
 

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For a fine powder an old not-for-coffee coffee grinder (or new for $12), for more coarse the edge of a sautee pan (looks awkward but works wonders for those of us that don't have a mortar) and the good old throw the seeds into a plastic vegetable grocery bag and lightly hit it with a small sauce pan, then pour out.
 

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I use an old coffee grinder that doesn't see beans any more, pulsed lightly to crack the coriander.
 

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I usually only use about a 1/4 of an ounce and I put it in a baggie and smack the crap out of it with the flat side of a meat tenderizer.
 

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you can use two spoons to crush small amounts of corander coarsely too.
 

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Im getting ready to brew a wheat tonight. I was going to use a rolling pin to crack the corriander, sound reasonable?
 
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