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Offline rjcortez

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re-pitching yeast
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:54:52 PM »
I have a batch in that's been sitting in a carboy with an airlock for a little of two months. I'd like to bottle it but I'm wondering if I should pitch more yeast first. If so, will aerating it again hurt it?

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Re: re-pitching yeast
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 05:03:36 PM »
How strong a beer did you make? An average OG beer should carb up fine without any added yeast. For a high OG beer (1.080+) you could add a small amount of dry yeast at bottling to help it along. I doubt you need it. If you do add some try to avoid any excessive aeration at this stage.
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Re: re-pitching yeast
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 05:12:08 PM »
It's not a big beer. I was worried about there being enough active yeast after being dormant so long. That's not a concern?

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Re: re-pitching yeast
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 05:18:33 PM »
I bottled quite a few batches at ~ that time frame that carbed up fine. Unless you filter your beer there are yeast in suspension, plenty to do the job, especially for an average strength beer.
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Re: re-pitching yeast
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 05:49:09 PM »
Thanks Jon.

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Re: re-pitching yeast
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 09:31:06 AM »
Do not aerate a fermented beer.
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Re: re-pitching yeast
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 09:39:51 AM »
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