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Offline jtconrad74

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Pitching yeast when bottling?
« on: March 09, 2010, 08:53:50 AM »
Is it a good or bad idea to pitch a little yeast in the bottling bucket before actually bottling?

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Re: Pitching yeast when bottling?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 09:26:01 AM »
99%  of the time, it's unnecessary.  I only consider it for beers over maybe 1.085-1.090 and that have been in secondary for more than a few months.  I guess it couldn't hurt, but you really should have to for any "average" beer.
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Re: Pitching yeast when bottling?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 09:26:19 AM »
99%  of the time, it's unnecessary.  I only consider it for beers over maybe 1.085-1.090 and that have been in secondary for more than a few months.  I guess it couldn't hurt, but you really should have to for any "average" beer.

What about beers that have been lagered for a month?

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Re: Pitching yeast when bottling?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 09:37:33 AM »
99%  of the time, it's unnecessary.  I only consider it for beers over maybe 1.085-1.090 and that have been in secondary for more than a few months.  I guess it couldn't hurt, but you really should have to for any "average" beer.

What about beers that have been lagered for a month?

I've never found it necessary in that situation.
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Re: Pitching yeast when bottling?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 09:40:37 PM »
I'm getting ready to bottle a couple of lagers that fermnted for a month then lagered for three months.  A friend suggested I should consider pitching some yeast when bottling.  He pitched 2-3g of yeast for 5 gallons of pilsner that tasted great so I was thinking about 1.5g of yeast for a 2.5 gallon batch of a lager.  This is my first lager beer.  Is pitching yeast when bottling necessary after Lagering for this long?  Sorry to revive such an old thread, but a after a quick search this was the most relevant information I found.
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Re: Pitching yeast when bottling?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 04:58:03 AM »
It would probably be fine without but if it were me I'd pitch some just to be on the safe side after 3 months.
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