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Offline aje1967

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Bottling Lager
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:16:01 AM »
Hello,

My lager has been aging in the secondary for 6 weeks. I am starting to fear that I should have bottled long ago. Can I bottle it now? Must I add some yeast?

Thanks,

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Re: Bottling Lager
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 12:50:38 PM »
6 weeks is about the cutoff where I would begin to consider adding more yeast.  There's probably still enough yeast in there.  If you do add more yeast, you don't need a standard pitch rate.  Just 1 gram is enough.
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Re: Bottling Lager
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 12:56:21 PM »
6 weeks is about the cutoff where I would begin to consider adding more yeast.  There's probably still enough yeast in there.  If you do add more yeast, you don't need a standard pitch rate.  Just 1 gram is enough.

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Re: Bottling Lager
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 01:47:17 AM »
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6 weeks is about the cutoff where I would begin to consider adding more yeast.  There's probably still enough yeast in there.  If you do add more yeast, you don't need a standard pitch rate.  Just 1 gram is enough.
I've done it 4 times w/o adding more yeast. The last 3 times, I let the carboy slowly warm up to 60F, bottled it, then let it cool back down again overnight to about 40F. After 3-4 weeks, they're perfect. FWIW, I kept my 1st batch cold the whole time and it took 4 months before I was happy, hardly any carbonation at all until the last 3 weeks which is why I tried the warming trick (which is based on something I found on Wyeast's web site, btw).

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Re: Bottling Lager
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 11:50:34 PM »
I too am a fan of re-yeasting with CBC-1. I do this when I bottle a lagered beer and big beers.
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Re: Bottling Lager
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 06:02:48 PM »
I've gone three months at 34f and bottled with no problem.
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Re: Bottling Lager
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 06:06:23 PM »
I've gone three months at 34f and bottled with no problem.

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Re: Bottling Lager
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 03:11:43 AM »
I bottled a strong ale aged in a bourbon barrel. No extra yeast no problem. Gotta be a minimum of six weeks before bottling. It took longer to carb but I’m patient.


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