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Offline Catch-22

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How long should I wait to keg?
« on: December 16, 2014, 04:13:28 PM »
Ten days ago (Saturday, Dec. 6th) I brewed a Maibock that called for Wyeast 1214 (Belgian Abbey).  My OG was 1.058, and I took a reading just a short time ago and it's down to 1.01.  I have typically let my beers sit for some time, but this seems to have finished out pretty quickly.  If I were to decide to keg this weekend, is that too soon to allow things to settle out?  Or should I give it more time?
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Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: How long should I wait to keg?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 06:19:52 PM »
I'm confused.  Maibock is a lager.  You used and ale yeast.  Is it really a Maibock if you used an ale yeast?

To answer your question, just because it's went so far, so fast, doesn't mean it's ready.  The yeast need time to clean up after themselves.  Obviously, I vote for more time.
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Re: How long should I wait to keg?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 06:25:51 PM »
I'm confused.  Maibock is a lager.  You used and ale yeast.  Is it really a Maibock if you used an ale yeast?

To answer your question, just because it's went so far, so fast, doesn't mean it's ready.  The yeast need time to clean up after themselves.  Obviously, I vote for more time.

I was confused too when I bought the kit, but even though the kit did not come with yeast, I ordered one of the yeasts that had been recommended.  You can find the kit here:

http://morebeer.com/products/gary-glass-mia-wallace-maibock-grain-beer-kit-advanced.html
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Porter
Vanilla Stout
Amber Ale
American PA
Dunkelweizen
Blood Orange Hefenweizen
Roll Over In The Grave Tootsie Roll Stout
Party Gyle Stout/Brown
Pliny The Elder Double IPA
Toffee Nut Brown Ale
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Amber IPA

Offline Scott Ickes

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Re: How long should I wait to keg?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 06:40:55 PM »
I checked out the link.  I guess it's a Belgian Strong Ale, because of the yeast you pitched.

I'd still give it time to clean up after itself though.  No sense in rushing it, and risk not letting the yeast finish their job.
Kegs:
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 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

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Re: How long should I wait to keg?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2014, 07:02:53 PM »
I checked out the link.  I guess it's a Belgian Strong Ale, because of the yeast you pitched.

I'd still give it time to clean up after itself though.  No sense in rushing it, and risk not letting the yeast finish their job.

Agreed.  Will do.  I tasted the sample.....so far so good!
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Blonde Ale
Porter
Vanilla Stout
Amber Ale
American PA
Dunkelweizen
Blood Orange Hefenweizen
Roll Over In The Grave Tootsie Roll Stout
Party Gyle Stout/Brown
Pliny The Elder Double IPA
Toffee Nut Brown Ale
Drinking:
Oak Barrel Bourbon Stout
Amber IPA

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Re: How long should I wait to keg?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2014, 07:07:44 PM »
By the way, how is the "Roll over in the Grave Tootsie Roll Stout"?
Kegs:
 Red IPA
 ESB
 Saison Solera
 Dubel (Aged in Malbec Wine Barrel
Aging:
 80 Shilling (In bourbon barrel)
Bottled
 Peppermint Patty Stout
 Wee Heavy

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Re: How long should I wait to keg?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 07:15:41 PM »
By the way, how is the "Roll over in the Grave Tootsie Roll Stout"?

Ha!  I need to update my signature.  It was great!  But it was kicked a long time ago.
RIP
Blonde Ale
Porter
Vanilla Stout
Amber Ale
American PA
Dunkelweizen
Blood Orange Hefenweizen
Roll Over In The Grave Tootsie Roll Stout
Party Gyle Stout/Brown
Pliny The Elder Double IPA
Toffee Nut Brown Ale
Drinking:
Oak Barrel Bourbon Stout
Amber IPA