Post Number: 87
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 01:16 am: ||
I just finished brewing an AG hefe, and was wondering if I'll need to rack to secondary, or can I just put it right in the keg? Does it need to age any, or can I carb it and drink?
Post Number: 501
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 01:22 am: ||
No secondary -- it's a cloudy style. And drink it fresh!
The dreadful foul drink called mead is made from honey, then fermented. It is the sourest, blackest, vilest stuff ever invented by any man, and yet it is potent beyond all knowing; a few drinks and the world spins. -- Ibn Fadlan A.D.922
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 05:23 am: ||
My standard "house" brew is a Franziskaner Hefe "clone", OG around 1.055 and FG usually 1.012. I let it go 2 weeks in primary, then I rack it to a keg and let it "condition" until I need it - 1 to 2 weeks typically. I like my Hefe young; it tends to get a little bland if it lasts more than 2-3 months (which is rare).
Post Number: 1255
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 01:02 pm: ||
How much yeast do you really want in your beer and how anxious are you to keg it.
Unless I'm in a huge hurry I like to secondary it for a week or so to let the excess yeast drop out.
Post Number: 113
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 02:31 pm: ||
I brewed a hefe 4 weeks ago. had to put a blow off on it cause it went crazy the first couple days, but it's still slowly bubbling away. This is my first hefe. Is it common to bubble this long?
Post Number: 82
|Posted on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 03:30 pm: ||
I would pull a sample and evaluate it with a hydrometer measurement and taste... it should have finished fermenting by 2 weeks.
Items to consider: if your ferment temps fluctuate a lot, it could have stalled fermenting and re-started, or your carboy could be acting as a barometer, and you are just catching it as the system is warming up.
Measure your sample with your hydrometer, and correct for temperature - if it is below 1.015 and you like the taste, I would say keg/bottle it.