Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > adding yeast to a bottle?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
Natethebrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: wallingford, ct
Posts: 130
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default adding yeast to a bottle?

Two threads in 10 minutes, I'm hooked.
So I have brewed a watermelon Belgian inspired wheat ale, the Belgian-melon as I call it.
And like a smartass, thinking I could sanitize 10LBs of water melon with campden tabs and then rack the beer on to it.
I killed the yeast.
How do I know I killed the yeast?
It's been bottled for 6 months and it's still as hell.
I would like to add yeast back to the bottles but don't know what amount to begin with to avoid bottle bombs.
And should I have to re-prime as well?

__________________
Natethebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
Nateo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bennett Springs, MO
Posts: 2,055
Liked 36 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

The yeast will only eat whatever sugar are there. No amount of yeast should cause bottle bombs, but if you add more priming sugar, you might. I'd pick up some cheap wine yeast (like red star premier cuvee), rehydrate, and then use a syringe or something to inject a small amount in each bottle.

Bottle priming rate is 50g/100L, or 10g/20L ~ 5 gallons. You'll need to do a little math to figure out how much slurry to use, depending on how many bottles you have.

__________________

To paraphrase Dr. England - "Off-flavors smooth with time. So do mountains. Brew it right from the start!"

My blogsite: http://nateobrew.blogspot.com/

Nateo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
Natethebrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: wallingford, ct
Posts: 130
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Awesome,
So add more yeast, cap and wait.
Thanks

__________________
Natethebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Combining Yeast/Adding yeast half way through fermentation? humann_brewing Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-04-2009 03:54 PM
Adding a second yeast? czeknere Recipes/Ingredients 4 11-25-2008 03:55 AM
Re-adding yeast at bottling. TimmyMcOwnsYou Recipes/Ingredients 9 04-15-2007 02:21 PM
Harvestable Bottle Yeast Tony Recipes/Ingredients 4 03-07-2007 09:30 PM
Bottle Yeast Fish Recipes/Ingredients 7 02-22-2007 09:11 PM