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Old 11-11-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Viability of yeast after five months?

In June I brewed 5 gallons of Dunkelweizen with Wyeast's Weinstaphener yeast, moved it into secondary, left it in my basement to ferment and somehow completely forgot about it until now. Does anyone know if this is drinkable, or worth bottling? It's been kept out of the sun, in a stable environment around 65 degrees. I'm sure it won't make me sick, but does anyone have ideas as to how five months of secondary fermentation might affect the taste?

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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It may be really good due to the aging. I would pull a sample and taste it, then you can decide if it's worth bottling.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:29 AM   #3
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It should be fine.

I have one in the basement that has been there for 7 months. I'll be bottling it soon. I have no concerns about it.

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