My first all grain batch was a Westy 12 Clone. I made this batch 9 months ago and had been aging in a carboy since then.
this weekend i will bottle it and in about a month i will try the first one.
Stay tuned for tasting notes, I am hoping it hasnt gone to pot while aging so long. I can only imagine that my patience will be rewarded with crap beer
Make sure to as some yeast and probably some nutrient when you bottle!
thanks for the tip, i did pitch a fresh packet a few weeks ago and i will pitch a final packet 3 days before bottling with a bit of nutrient.
heres hoping it all goes well!
If you pitched a few weeks ago you're probably fine, but I'm curious why you did that. I was talking about pitching into the bottling bucket. You can also boil the nutrient with priming sugar.
the instructions said to pitch it 3 days prior to bottling - didnt give a reason tho.
Probably to make sure you have enough yeast for bottle conditioning. I wouldn't think adding more would be necessary, but what do I know.
Then add two packets, because you just might need that extra packet to make it carb. Why spend such a long time waiting then skimp on another $3? I'm not trying to be a jerk, but you've already re-yeasted, you'll be fine.