MY version turned out a little sour to me as well.....however everyone that's tried it (including a BJCP cert judge) has really liked it.....I'm never happy though......here's my version....thanks for the inspiration SD SLIM!I'm in Tulsa....of course drinking craft beers....and I just had a horrible blood orange beer. It was so bad that it taste like an IPA meet a Sour...so I can't wait to go home and brew this recipe again!
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The recipe says 3 weeks in primary. I just cold crashed mine at 20 days because the hydrometer sample was phenomenal. It will probably sit cold for a week before I keg it because I have some stuff going on.Thanks I can't wait to try it. How long do you think I should let it sit in the primary. I'm new to brewing a hef.
Thanks for the reply! I should have been more specific though. I didn't cold crash for sake of clearing the beer.Gentleman....it's a Hefeweizen, there is absolutely no reason to cold crash this style of beer. Cold crashing a beer is used as a fining technique to clear up beers, Hef's are and always be a cloudy beer.
Additionally the three weeks I call for in the recipe are for as follows....first 4 days, primary fermentation, next 4 days limeade addition fermentation, week two is a slower secondary fermentation and finally week three is cleanup time for yeast where they eat bi-products that are formed while making these beer, also this extra week marries the flavors together which results in a smoother beer...cold crashing would prevent yeast from doing this.
The colder beer is, the better gas dissolves into it. That's why warm beer lines cause foamy pours; the gas comes out of solution.I plan on kegging my american wheat after bottling about a twelve pack. Should i get it cold before force carbing it? This is after 3 weeks primary and finishing a week in secondary( not a full week, about 5 days).
This may also be of interest to you: http://www.kegerators.com/carbonation-table.phpI plan on kegging my american wheat after bottling about a twelve pack. Should i get it cold before force carbing it? This is after 3 weeks primary and finishing a week in secondary( not a full week, about 5 days).
If you are putting the keg in a kegerator, I would just put it on gas as soon as I stick the keg in there. Even if the beer is still warm you're at least getting a little jumpstart on carbing up while it cools down. Might get you enjoying your beer a day early!Yes , that chart is awesome. I guess what I will do is, after bottling ill store the keg in my kegerator for a day and then connected to the co2. Thanks