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stoping yeast from refermenting
« on: June 30, 2011, 10:27:46 AM »
I am wanting to ad pomogranite juice to a wheat ale without starting a referment. I am wanting the juice sugar and flavor ( not me but a friend) to stay in the beer. at my house I can keep it cold but when I give it out I dont want a referment to start. How can I stop the yeast from starting up again? It is california ale # wlp001 if that helps. I do not have ability to filter. Thanks to all.

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Re: stoping yeast from refermenting
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 10:46:24 AM »
The only thing you can really do is use sorbate to (hopefully) stop refermentation, keg it with the pomegranate juice and force carbonate it, then bottle it to give out.  If you strictly bottle, you can't bottle condition and keep it from fermenting the pomegranate juice.
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Re: stoping yeast from refermenting
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 10:52:48 AM »
Yes I keg with forced co2. sorry, should have mentioned that. about how much sorbate to use in 10 gal? thanks again

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Re: stoping yeast from refermenting
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 10:57:13 AM »
There are a few factors to consider, but generally follow the directions:
http://morewinemaking.com/view_product/15539//Sorbistat_K_30g_Potassium_Sorbate

Your alcohol is probably below 10%, and pH above 3.5, so you want to be at the higher end.  Sulfite is optional, but would probably help.
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Re: stoping yeast from refermenting
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011, 04:56:20 AM »
This is intended for cider, but I think it'd work the same in your case:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/easy-stove-top-pasteurizing-pics-193295/

oops, just noticed the bit about kegging. the above link is just for bottling.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 05:00:51 AM by nateo »
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Re: stoping yeast from refermenting
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 05:04:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing your knowledge y'all.  :P