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Offline stankonia

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Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
« on: July 22, 2011, 11:18:19 AM »
This weekend I have a Brown Ale I'm going to bottle. I put it in a secondary a couple weeks ago to add vanilla beans, and cold crashed it when I had to leave town for the weekend and still hadn't gotten a Johnson controller.

So with being in secondary, and cold crashing I want to re-pitch some yeast just to be safe, but I had a couple questions. I used US-05 to ferment with.

How much should I re-pitch?

If I get US-05 I assume re-hydrating would be a must since to make sure it gets mixed in evenly with the beer.

To skip the re-hydrating step, would I be able to pitch a vile of liquid yeast, like WLP001?


Thanks!

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Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 01:35:44 PM »
Man, I wouldn't worry about it.  I've lagered beer for months and there was still plenty of yeast left.  If you want to do it, though, I'd use about 1.4 pack of 05.
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Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 03:00:13 PM »
What Denny said.

 If you just depend on the residual yeast the beer will carbonate to *what ever* volume of CO2 (depending on consumable sugars ) in about 2 weeks at room temperature.

 If you decide to add extra yeast at bottling time the beer will carbonate to *what ever* volume of CO2 (depending on consumable sugars ) in about 2 weeks at room temperature.
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Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 08:30:36 AM »
If you want to do it, though, I'd use about 1.4 pack of 05.

No way, he should use 1.3 packs of 05.  ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist.  But why did you pick the 1.4 number?
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Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 08:51:04 AM »
If you want to do it, though, I'd use about 1.4 pack of 05.

No way, he should use 1.3 packs of 05.  ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist.  But why did you pick the 1.4 number?


Because my typing sucks!  I meant 1/4.
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Re: Re-Pitching Yeast on Bottling Day
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011, 10:09:37 AM »
Haha, of course!  I thought this was some strange mrmalty calculation or something...
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