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Newbie has Bottling Issue
« on: July 05, 2015, 12:16:53 AM »
Due to unexpected long trip, my ale was left in secondary fermenter waaaay to long.  Has completely stopped producing gas.  Airlock is sitting on bottom and has been for at least a week while I tried to figure out what to do.  Will there be enough live yeast to carbonate if I add bottling sugar as normal?  If not, is there an alternative to throwing the batch down the drain?
Many thanks - and I'll try not to ask many more stupid questions.

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Re: Newbie has Bottling Issue
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 12:48:39 AM »
Don't dump it!

how long has it been there? Taste it before you bottle too to check for serious off flavors. If there are none I would just bottle it.

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Re: Newbie has Bottling Issue
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 01:51:45 AM »
I'll taste it in the morning.
It's been in the secondary for about a month.
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Re: Newbie has Bottling Issue
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 03:30:22 AM »
How warm did it get during that month?

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Re: Newbie has Bottling Issue
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 12:48:32 PM »
Stayed at 70 or under the entire time.

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Re: Newbie has Bottling Issue
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 01:03:12 PM »
If it's been in secondary a month it's fine. Bottle as normal. No reason to expect anything is wrong.
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Re: Newbie has Bottling Issue
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2015, 02:45:44 PM »
If it's been in secondary a month it's fine. Bottle as normal. No reason to expect anything is wrong.

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Re: Newbie has Bottling Issue
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2015, 02:52:46 PM »
Many thanks for the help.  I'll report back in a few weeks.