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Offline jkmarvin

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re-pitch for bottling?
« on: November 05, 2010, 08:57:51 PM »
I am making an old Ale for Christmas.
5 g batch.  Primary 1 week.  Secondary 3 weeks maybe 1 more (Lazy...). 
Using  Lallemands/Danstar Nottingham dry yeast: 1 package.

I have never used this yeast so I don't know if it is still living or not.  Should I dump  in another package when I rack it?

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Re: re-pitch for bottling?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 10:08:11 PM »
Adding more yeast will have no ill effects. One gram is all you will need.

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Re: re-pitch for bottling?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 10:12:00 PM »
Most likely there will be plenty of yeast left in the beer to carbonate the bottles. I would consider repitching if the ABV is high (~8%+) or if it spends more than a month in the secondary.  If you do decide to pitch yeast at bottling, you can rehydrate a packet and put some of the liquified yeast in the bottling bucket - there's no need to add all of it since a whole packet is overkill.

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Re: re-pitch for bottling?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 02:14:46 AM »
Is there any safe way to save the unused portion of the dry yeast for the next batch (say a month)?
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Re: re-pitch for bottling?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 09:05:23 AM »
Is there any safe way to save the unused portion of the dry yeast for the next batch (say a month)?

Sometimes I will fold the yeast pack and put a small piece of tape on it to keep it closed.  Then I will put it into a small ziplock bag and put it in the fridge till next time.  This may not be ideal but it seems to work.

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Re: re-pitch for bottling?
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 08:02:25 PM »
I keep a pack of t-58 in a bag in the fridge and it seems to keep on working fine. I just sprinkle it in as the beer racks not bothering to rehydrate. My wife has a container of bread yeast that been in the fringe for over year and the bread still rises.