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Old 07-08-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

About two and a half weeks ago I cooked up a batch of Scottish Ale from a kit from my local HBS. Unfortunately, I got sick and it has been sitting in a glass carboy on the yeast since then! I will not be able to get to it until this weekend to either transfer it to a secondary carboy or to bottle it.

I sure hope the yeast hasn't gone funky and ruined my batch.

I do not recall the strain of yeast that was in the kit.

Thanks,
Dave

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Old 07-08-2010, 11:30 PM   #2
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Two and a half weeks?!?! No, it's fine.

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Old 07-08-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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There are a lot of folks here who swear by leaving it in the primary for about a month to let the yeast clean up after themselves. Your beer isn't ruined and in fact will probably turn out just fine if not improved by the longer rest on the yeast.

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My beers never sit any less than three weeks in primary. You're still months away from worrying.

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Thanks guys....maybe I should have posted this in the newbie forum.

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Hi Guys,

About two and a half weeks ago I cooked up a batch of Scottish Ale from a kit from my local HBS. Unfortunately, I got sick and it has been sitting in a glass carboy on the yeast since then! I will not be able to get to it until this weekend to either transfer it to a secondary carboy or to bottle it.

I sure hope the yeast hasn't gone funky and ruined my batch.

I do not recall the strain of yeast that was in the kit.

Thanks,
Dave
It most likely has gone bad. Please PM me and I'll give you my address so you can ship it to me. I'll do my best to properly destroy it. You don't want it to touch your lips and you can't pour it down the drain with all the new laws against it......
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It most likely has gone bad. Please PM me and I'll give you my address so you can ship it to me. I'll do my best to properly destroy it. You don't want it to touch your lips and you can't pour it down the drain with all the new laws against it......
Haha...you funny!
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It's a funky yeast in the first place. I have a carboy full of 70 shilling, it's been sitting for months, It's going to be fine. Now, If were talking years then we can worring.

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Wow...I'm usually really good at doing a search before asking a simple question.

I blame it on being sick for the last 10 days.

That was a great thread to read through! I especially liked the long thread started by Revvy about never dumping your beer.
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