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McNamerica

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This is my first attempt at brewing with my own choice of extract ingredients, the first two beers came from kits. I wanted to make essentially a Blackberry Hefeweizen.

.5 lbs flaked wheat and .5 lbs flaked oat ( for steeping)
3 lbs DME 55% wheat 45% barley
3.3 lbs LME Briess Bavarian Wheat
1 oz hallertau hops
5.5 gallons distilled water which topped off to make 5 gallons of wort when dumped into primary.

Turned out to be a deep golden coppery amber color instead of the golden straw I saw in my head.

Primary fermentation 7 days
OG 1.050
FG 1.009

Froze, heated at 165, and mashed up 3.5 lbs of blackberries which I dumped into secondary (carboy). Racked wheat beeron top of blackberries.

AND NOW MY QUESTION: the entire batch has been settling in my basement for 3 days now. 1.5 inches of blackberry have made a layer on top of beer. 1 inch of white sediment is on the bottom which I assume is wheat proteins and yeast. Do I shake my carboy around every day or so to redistribute all ingredients?

Just got into home brewing I have no idea if this is normal or not.
 

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It sounds like the blackberries are fermenting. No, don't shake your beer around. It will oxidize it. The fermentation itself will move things around just fine in there.
 

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Listen to Frau Yooper. I made a Blackberry Wheat a bit ago. Turned out great. I left mine on the berries for a week. Cheers.


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