a fellow brewer i work with told me to let it sit in the primary for 30 days before bottling. no secondary needed. the last few batches i have made i have done this and it has been the best beer i have ever made.
i make alot of wheat beers and alot of light beers myself. i don't really care for the dark beers. i did make a oktoberfest that was amazing. i loved it and seems everybody at the party did as well. i made five cases and let it set a month after bottling before i tried it. i started out with over 5 cases of it. by time we had the halloween party i was down to just 2 cases. by the end of the night we had none of the oktoberfest left at all.
if you drink it to soon it could have a cidery taste to it. i let mine sit a month at least in the primary then bottle. i let it sit at least a month in the bottle before putting it in the frig. i let it sit at least 48 hours in the frig before i crack the lid on one.
i'm making my summer pipeline right now. i have several wheat beers and a light beer in the pipeline at the moment. i have 4 fermenters and two bottling buckets. right now i have a wheat beer and a light beer fermenting. i started them last night and this morning they are kicking ass!!! i'm aiming for a higher abv on these two. the wheat should be around 7% and the light should be around 9%. i'm going to make a barley wine and let it sit till thanksgiving next year in about a week
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