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Title: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
Post by: stankonia on July 22, 2011, 06:18:19 PM
This weekend I have a Brown Ale I'm going to bottle. I put it in a secondary a couple weeks ago to add vanilla beans, and cold crashed it when I had to leave town for the weekend and still hadn't gotten a Johnson controller.

So with being in secondary, and cold crashing I want to re-pitch some yeast just to be safe, but I had a couple questions. I used US-05 to ferment with.

How much should I re-pitch?

If I get US-05 I assume re-hydrating would be a must since to make sure it gets mixed in evenly with the beer.

To skip the re-hydrating step, would I be able to pitch a vile of liquid yeast, like WLP001?


Thanks!
Title: Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
Post by: denny on July 22, 2011, 08:35:44 PM
Man, I wouldn't worry about it.  I've lagered beer for months and there was still plenty of yeast left.  If you want to do it, though, I'd use about 1.4 pack of 05.
Title: Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
Post by: tubercle on July 22, 2011, 10:00:13 PM
What Denny said.

 If you just depend on the residual yeast the beer will carbonate to *what ever* volume of CO2 (depending on consumable sugars ) in about 2 weeks at room temperature.

 If you decide to add extra yeast at bottling time the beer will carbonate to *what ever* volume of CO2 (depending on consumable sugars ) in about 2 weeks at room temperature.
Title: Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
Post by: Will's Swill on July 23, 2011, 03:30:36 PM
If you want to do it, though, I'd use about 1.4 pack of 05.

No way, he should use 1.3 packs of 05.  ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist.  But why did you pick the 1.4 number?
Title: Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
Post by: denny on July 23, 2011, 03:51:04 PM
If you want to do it, though, I'd use about 1.4 pack of 05.

No way, he should use 1.3 packs of 05.  ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist.  But why did you pick the 1.4 number?


Because my typing sucks!  I meant 1/4.
Title: Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
Post by: Will's Swill on July 23, 2011, 05:09:37 PM
Haha, of course!  I thought this was some strange mrmalty calculation or something...