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2pugbrews 09-11-2010 11:21 PM

Long secondary time
 
I have a "Belgian Wheat" that has been in the secondary a little over a year. I know, I know Wheats should not have long secondary times but I had some health issues and just got back to this. My question:
I am assuming that there is not enough yeast to carbonate. I intend to add yeast with my priming solution. My HBS says to add the whole packet of Safbrew T-58. Does this sound right - I have seen someone here add 1/4 packet. I don't want to create bottle bombs. Whole packet or less?

ChshreCat 09-11-2010 11:24 PM

More yeast won't create bottle bombs. Amount of carbonation is based on how much sugar you have, not how much yeast (beyond the fact that having no yeast will create no carbonation, of course).

Adding too much yeast might just give you more sediment in the bottle.

2pugbrews 09-12-2010 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChshreCat (Post 2270365)
More yeast won't create bottle bombs. Amount of carbonation is based on how much sugar you have, not how much yeast (beyond the fact that having no yeast will create no carbonation, of course).

Adding too much yeast might just give you more sediment in the bottle.

Thanks. That makes sense. i was concerned because after between 15 & 20 batches I had bottle bombs in 2 separate batches. Don't know why















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MacGruber 09-12-2010 12:42 AM

That's good information. My brother-in-law has a raspberry wheat that's been in the secondary for over a year and a half. He finally told me to just take it and bottle it. I'm sure it's still good!


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