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Denvel 01-26-2010 03:36 PM

pitched yeast into ready to bottle...now what?
I was taking my last reading while getting ready to bottle. OG 1.051. got a reading of 1.049, I panicked and pitched another pack of yeast(it had been 2 1/2 weeks).

After panic time was over, I noticed my hydrometer had stuck to the side of the glass. The actual reading was 1.016. But the new yeast is already in.

What do I do? What have I done? What will happen?

stedtale 01-26-2010 03:40 PM

With no more food left for the yeasties (if your readings have been stable for 3 or more days) bottleing shouldn't be an issue. I don't think any bottle bombs will be in your future.

TipsyDragon 01-26-2010 03:43 PM

RDWHAHB. nothing will happen. the new yeast will not have anything to eat and just settle out. your beer is fine.

Denvel 01-26-2010 04:16 PM

thanks for the speedy replies! My biggest concern now is getting a glass full of yeast.

wyzazz 01-26-2010 05:36 PM

Let it sit in the fermenter for another few days for the yeasties to settle to the bottom, then you won't have anything to worry about.

jpsloan 01-26-2010 07:24 PM

You've just starved the yeast to death, you murderer!!!


TipsyDragon 01-26-2010 08:14 PM

they didn't really die they just went to sleep. but don't worry they will wake up again when he adds the priming sugar.

krops13 01-26-2010 09:23 PM

NO!!! He's a murder get him angry mob!!

COLObrewer 01-26-2010 10:23 PM

Why not use the trub for your next brew, it's always a shame to waste yeast.

CharlosCarlies 01-26-2010 10:37 PM


This. I might give it a couple days to settle before bottling, but you'll be fine either way.

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