So I brewed this witbier 4 weeks ago with this crazy ass WLP400 yeast. I need the beer to be bottled and ready by the 17th for a party, So I am a little scared I rushed into bottling. I expected the beer to take several days in the primary, not 4 weeks…
Anyways, it has been fermenting in the primary for 4 weeks. It slowed down considerably, at 3 weeks in, and I shook it up and it blew up again into a fermenting craze. Fermented at 66-67 degrees for 3 weeks, and 68-70 for one week. Finally, yesterday I shook it, and I looked today and the air lock was completely stopped, there was a thick yeast cake, and krausen had fallen. So because I needed to bottle as soon as the fermentation was done and ceased, I figured today looked like it was the day it stopped.
So I went ahead and bottled. I just took a final reading, and was too impatient to take one tomorrow… which I have a feeling may come back to haunt me.
With the Original gravity at 1.051 (.003 points higher than my target 1.048), what really concerns me is the FG reading at 1.017 (.005 points higher than I was shooting for [1.012]). Added around 5 ounces of corn sugar at bottling. Am I about to get some bottle bombs because of the .005 points? I’d just like to have a heads up on what I should expect, and some ease of mind.