Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Carbing and Yeast-ing a BIG Brew
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-30-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
FishinDave07
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,360
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Carbing and Yeast-ing a BIG Brew

Hey all, forgive me for i have sinned and have not been on HBT for a couple months...Now that that is off my chest onto business.

I have a Chocolate Cherry RIS that i brewed in early January. I want to age it a year to consumer on the wifey and my 1 year wedding anniversary.

The beer is at about 9-9.5% ABV. Should i add a little more priming sugar than usual AND a packet of US-05 to get some fizz? I also purchased Oxygen-barrier caps for the aging.

What do you guys think?

Dave

__________________
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: DFH Punkin Ale
Bottled/Conditioning: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA Clone, Apple Jack 1.0, Apple Jack 2.0
Drinking: Yakima Blonde (Imperialized), Banana Wheat, Russian Imperial Stout, and anything i can get my hands on
On Deck: Watermelon Wheat, Red Panda Ale, Gluten Free Brown Ale, Mojito IPA, Smoked Pepper Stout
FishinDave07 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 08:14 AM   #2
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,767
Liked 51 Times on 42 Posts

Default

Are you aging in the carboy for a year or in the bottle?

__________________

I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

Denny's Evil Concoctions is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
FishinDave07
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,360
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Denny's Evil Concoctions View Post
Are you aging in the carboy for a year or in the bottle?
What would be recommended? Its been in the carboy for just about 3 months now.
__________________
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: DFH Punkin Ale
Bottled/Conditioning: Cigar City Jai Alai IPA Clone, Apple Jack 1.0, Apple Jack 2.0
Drinking: Yakima Blonde (Imperialized), Banana Wheat, Russian Imperial Stout, and anything i can get my hands on
On Deck: Watermelon Wheat, Red Panda Ale, Gluten Free Brown Ale, Mojito IPA, Smoked Pepper Stout
FishinDave07 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 04:01 PM   #4
jjp36
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 407
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I pitch a pack of S-05 into my bottling bucket on all my high gravity brews.

Is it necessary? Maybe not. But i'd rather spend the extra $2 on a packet of yeast then worry about the bottles carbing.

That last beer i just bottled was a 12% Belgian dark strong that carbed up in just about a month. I used the regular amount of priming sugar and pitched a pack of S-05 into the bottling bucket and then racked on top of it. That was in the primary for 6 weeks and the secondary for about 3.5 months.

__________________
jjp36 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 04:55 PM   #5
Matt Up North
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,021
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

What volume of Co2 is typical of Barleywines, Trippels, and RIS's? I have a keg system and am thinking that it will be around 1.5 or so.

__________________
New and improved signature.
Matt Up North is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2009, 08:03 PM   #6
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,767
Liked 51 Times on 42 Posts

Default

You don't need to pich new yeastat bottling time, but doing to will help carb faster.

__________________

I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

Denny's Evil Concoctions is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2009, 05:25 AM   #7
nutcase
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 155
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

can you overpitch at bottling?

__________________
nutcase is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2009, 03:01 PM   #8
PseudoChef
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
PseudoChef's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: West Chicago 'Burbs, IL
Posts: 3,424
Liked 102 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nutcase View Post
can you overpitch at bottling?
I would defintiely argue that you can. For reference, when Sierra Nevada bottle conditions their beers, they add back the equivalent of 1g of dried yeast for every 5 gallons. Adding 11g to a 5 gallon batch may results in lots of unnecessary yeast sludge at the bottom of the bottles.
__________________
PseudoChef 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
Bread yeast cider and bottle carbing: Is it possible? Ritchell Cider Forum 4 11-05-2009 12:08 PM
Force Carbing / yeast question strez001 Soda Making 4 05-31-2009 08:55 PM
Champagne yeast for bottle carbing Grinder12000 Recipes/Ingredients 1 12-01-2008 08:05 PM
Q1. Bottle Caps - Q2. Yeast - Q3. Backsweetening & Carbing bri11oh34d Cider Forum 4 10-17-2008 09:51 PM
12% brew not carbing mcsewnab General Beer Discussion 7 07-31-2007 04:46 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS