I just recently got into home brewing and even more recently i brewed my first batch.
I used a 5 gallon recipe for Hefeweizen.....the brew day went far better than i imagined except for the fact that my boil was too rapid and i lost more wort during the boil than i had anticipated.
I ended up with just over 4 gallons of wort but i pitched my full package of liquid wyeast.
I think i may have pitched at too high a temp ( actually i know i did) but i wasnt too far off so i thought it would be ok.
Initially the fermentation was very active...so much that i had to remove the air lock and fashion a blow off valve.....it was very active for about 48 hours and then pretty much died off.
The recipe called for a 2 week fermentation.
My question is: do i still leave it the full 2 weeks even though fermentation seems to have ended?
You can check your specific gravity a few days in a row to see if it has changed. No change and it is done. I usually leave mine for three weeks.
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