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Title: Bottle Conditioning with CBC-1
Post by: foxbrew on September 15, 2020, 10:48:28 PM
Getting ready to bottle a 9% saison this weekend and I'm planning on adding a small amount of yeast (CBC-1) before bottling.  Would it be sufficient to just rehydrate the yeast before adding it to the bottling bucket, or should I plan on making a small starter the day before?

If making a starter is the correct answer, should I worry about the sugar (DME) in the starter having an impact on my corn sugar quantities for carbonation?

Thanks.  Appreciate your input.
Title: Re: Bottle Conditioning with CBC-1
Post by: ynotbrusum on September 16, 2020, 11:32:01 AM
I typically don’t add yeast at bottling, but if you feel the need to do so, simply rack into a bottling bucket with the dry yeast already in the bottom to get the yeast well mixed in the solution.  Starters from dry yeast are not typically recommended; but, rehydration has its proponents among those in this forum (I do neither with dry yeast).
Title: Re: Bottle Conditioning with CBC-1
Post by: dls5492 on September 16, 2020, 12:54:14 PM
The only time I add yeast when bottling is after the beer has been lagered. I usually lager a beer minimum of 1 month. Then about 1/3 of a dry pack. I consider it cheap insurance.
Title: Re: Bottle Conditioning with CBC-1
Post by: foxbrew on September 16, 2020, 03:18:16 PM
Yea, the beer has been sitting in a secondary for over a month.  That, combined with the higher alcohol level, makes me just nervous enough to want some sort of insurance.
Title: Re: Bottle Conditioning with CBC-1
Post by: MattyAHA on September 23, 2020, 06:53:52 PM
i used this on a year old sour and it worked like a charm
Title: Re: Bottle Conditioning with CBC-1
Post by: GrumpyWally on September 29, 2020, 07:41:40 PM
Sorry if this is too late, but I've had pretty good success using these instructions: https://www.lallemandbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LAL-bestpractices-Bottle_conditioning_-_printbleed.pdf