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Old 07-30-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default How long can a lager sit in the secondary fermenter?

I have a Bavarian helles lager that has been sitting in my secondary for about 6 months that I haven't gotten a chance to bottle(5 gal Glass carboy).

The airlock is not dry and its sitting in my basement wrapped in a towel. So its cool and no light is getting to it. Do I have to reactivate the yeast before bottling or should it be ok? I use corn sugar for carbonation and don't have a keg available. Thanks Justin

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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Some lagers sit for nearly a year in the secondary. You probably will want to pitch new yeast shortly before bottling.

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Old 07-30-2010, 11:32 PM   #3
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You should be fine...+1 to new yeast

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Old 07-31-2010, 04:12 AM   #4
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Bottle that batch up already. Summer will be over soon and you'll be craving porters, stouts and barley wines...

If you add yeast you will only need about 0.5g of dried yeast. In this situation you could use either a lager or ale yeast as neither will add any noticeable flavour to the beer.

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Old 08-03-2010, 08:52 PM   #5
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Thanks guys I'll let you know how it turns out. Got Trub is right I need to get my butt in gear...

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