Golden American Wheat #2 (Success)

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Day 0 - my son in law and I brewed up another 5 gallon batch of american wheat, since the first is so delicious :)

Original Gravity 1.068ish will put this batch around 7.5%ish alcohol content. Of course Baby Bear Cow Wolf had to make sure it passed the sniff test. I better not catch him drinking water out of the blow off bucket again... He's such a lush!
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Day 1 - Huston we have ignition :)

This is kind of a cool picture, about 4 hours after pitching the yeast. You can see the ale yeast rising up off the bottom as it eats the simple (brown colored) sugars and reproduces.
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This is a pic from this morning, blow off tube is gurgling.
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Brewing beer is so interesting and delicious :)
 

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Day 2 - head is starting to fall and got a bubble out of the air lock about once every 5 seconds. Interesting photo you can see the beer color lightening top down as the yeast works on more complex sugars.
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Day 3 - got a air bubble about once every 10 seconds now. You can really see the head falling now to reveal its golden deliciousness. I believe the right term is suspension. Yeast is falling out of suspension, working on complex sugars and cleaning up as it does. Its amazing how ale yeast works... The american wheat wort started out quite dark (see post #1) but will finish out golden. This is why I call this beer Golden American Wheat. Not to be confused with a German Hefeweizen ("yeast wheat"). All ingredients are grown in the USA, including the yeast. I have so much to learn about brewing beer... Its like a vast dense forest to try and navigate through.
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I'll most likely rack this batch into a secondary, to clear out carboy Saturday or Sunday. This will free up my primary for my next hand crafted brew, a Irish Red Ale, I just hope I don't mess it up.
 
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Day 5 - Racked into secondary this evening gravity was 1.018 so about 6.67%ish ABV (Alcohol By Volume) right now. I'll take a final gravity when I bottle. Of course I had to sample, its very smooth, hardly any hop bitterness.
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Nasty primary :sick oxyclean to the rescue.
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Yeast washing in 1/2 gallon mason jar - money saver for sure.
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Beer racked in secondary to clear.
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