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Bottling after lagering. Add fresh yeast?
« on: November 30, 2009, 05:09:55 AM »
I've got a doppelbock in the primary right now and plan to lager for three or four weeks. When bottling should I add some fresh yeast or will there be enough left in the beer to metabolize the priming sugar?
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Re: Bottling after lagering. Add fresh yeast?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 01:08:16 PM »
First off, I would lager a doppelbock for at least 8 weeks. And it is a good idea to add a little yeast back. A half packet of US-05 per 5 gallons will work fine. The yeast is neutral enough and the amount of fermentation so small that there will be no ale yeast flavors imparted to the beer.