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Old 12-04-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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So I have an oatmeal stout in the primary right now. Since it needs some extra conditioning time because of the roasted grains (per LHBS), I was planning on leaving in primary for 2 weeks, and then secondary for 3-4 weeks, and then bottle. Will this pose any problems with viable yeast available for the carbonation of the beer? I've heard mixed opinions about this, so just wondering? Thanks!

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You should have no trouble with that at all. I usually leave my oatmeal stout in secondary for 1.5 months and then bottle. I don't add yeast and have no problems with carbonation.



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Thanks! I was pretty sure it would be ok, but I would hate to go through the hassle of bottling and it not be carbed when I opened it!

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1 month secondary is nothing really. If you were going to keep one for 3 months you would definitely want to be hydrating and mixing in 1/2 a dry yeast package with the priming solution.

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