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Offline petermmitchell

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When to reyeast for bottle conditioning
« on: March 30, 2015, 11:36:15 AM »
I have an Imperial IPA that I am about to bottle and I wanted to ask if it is necessary to add additional dry yeast to make sure it carbonates properly.  Here is some more info about the beer: 

Yeast: repitched slurry of wlp001
OG: 1.066
FG: 1.008
ABV: 7.6%

If it was 9 or 10% abv I think I would definitely add more yeast, as that has worked well for me in the past.  But I was curious what others thought at a slightly lower abv.  Thanks!

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Re: When to reyeast for bottle conditioning
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 11:44:10 AM »
I have an Imperial IPA that I am about to bottle and I wanted to ask if it is necessary to add additional dry yeast to make sure it carbonates properly.  Here is some more info about the beer: 

Yeast: repitched slurry of wlp001
OG: 1.066
FG: 1.008
ABV: 7.6%

If it was 9 or 10% abv I think I would definitely add more yeast, as that has worked well for me in the past.  But I was curious what others thought at a slightly lower abv.  Thanks!


I wouldn't bother with a beer of that OG.  No worries !
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Re: When to reyeast for bottle conditioning
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 12:46:20 PM »
I would only worry if the beer had bulk aged for a very long time allowing too much yeast to settle out. And even then most lagers don't need it, so we're probably talking about many months of aging. I wouldn't worry about abv until it gets over 10%.
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Re: When to reyeast for bottle conditioning
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 03:57:31 PM »
Yep, that gravity is not even close to where I would add conditioning yeast. I only do it with high gravity beers that I have racked into a secondary and aged for a couple months.
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