Heavy OG Wheat Beer

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Heavy OG Wheat Beer

Postby History2282 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:30 pm

I started a American wheat beer on 8-12 I decided to up the extract and tried to brew a high ABV beer:

6 lbs Bavarian Wheat Extract (double)
4 lbs Light DME (double

And I steeped 2 lbs of white wheat

The expected of the OG was 1.038-42 before the doubling. The actual OG was 1.090 at 80 degrees. I pitched two vials of WLP320 (Hef)

On 8-18 I took a measurement and stirred the yeast at the bottom of the carboy. The gravity was 1.043. I added yeast nutrients and checked the gravity today 8-21 and the gravity was now 1.020. The yeast has finally dropped to the bottom of the carboy.

Should I pitch more new yeast or leave the carboy to rest for another week and bottle at the 1.020 gravity? At that gravity what amount of priming sugar should I add on 5 gallons?
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Re: Heavy OG Wheat Beer

Postby Brewtime » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:11 am

I would let it sit at 77% attenuation it is probably done as this yeast Attenuation is listed at 70-75%. As for the priming sugar normal amount would surfice so around 4-5 oz
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Re: Heavy OG Wheat Beer

Postby History2282 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:11 am

Thank you for the reply. I am going to put this in secondary to help everything settle. When I do bottle would you recommend I add a couple of pieces of dry yeast to help with the carbonation if the old yeast is at its limit?
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Re: Heavy OG Wheat Beer

Postby Brewtime » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:00 am

History2282 wrote:Thank you for the reply. I am going to put this in secondary to help everything settle. When I do bottle would you recommend I add a couple of pieces of dry yeast to help with the carbonation if the old yeast is at its limit?


you should have enough yeast left to eat the priming sugar
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Re: Heavy OG Wheat Beer

Postby syed20 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:58 am

On 8-18 I took a measurement and stirred the yeast at the bottom of the carboy. The gravity was 1.043. I added yeast nutrients and checked the gravity today 8-21 and the gravity was now 1.020. The yeast has finally dropped to the bottom of the carboy.
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Re: Heavy OG Wheat Beer

Postby rookie » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:56 pm

Brewtime wrote:I would let it sit at 77% attenuation it is probably done as this yeast Attenuation is listed at 70-75%. As for the priming sugar normal amount would surfice so around 4-5 oz


Especially since it was mostly extract.
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