How much is to much with and wheat

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Dansthename

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I have had a Belgium Wit in my secondary fermenter for almost a month now and it was in the primary for 3 weeks. It was still bubbling until about 2 weeks ago, but I have not had time to bottle it and I won't have the time for about 2 more weeks. Is this going to be a problem? Can you leave it in there to long?

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Wheats tend to lose flavor with age. Your beer is 7 weeks old before going into bottles, I am planning to keep my Wheats for 4 weeks (2 in primary, 2 in bottles) so I think you are keeping it for a really long time. Not to mention that Wheats dont need secondary since they are generally cloudy beers and dont require any clearing.
 

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Pivzavod hit the nail on the head, wheat beers are for those who cannot wait! :D The first wheat beer I made is almost gone but the bottles remaining have 10 weeks on them because I waited like 6 weeks before bottling, which was too long. It still tastes good but I think that letting wheat beer age for too long leads to the esters and phenolics mellowing out - and that's no good!

I thought that my beer was still fermenting up until 4-5 weeks but after doing more research into it I think that it must have been de-gassing, which I would assume is what yours was doing until 2 weeks ago.

My next batch will get a 10 day primary and 2 weeks in the bottle before I tuck into it.
 
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