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Old 02-06-2014, 04:57 PM   #11
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Waiting "a couple of days" after cold crashing and warming up is likley not near enough.
Ah, gotcha now. Never really had that situation before so wasn't sure what to expect. My guy says he can't guarantee there'll be enough yeast for carbing, so will just have to split the batch and try both with and without added yeast. All part of the fun.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:17 PM   #12
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If you are back sweeting prior to bottling...the theory of not enough yeast will not ring true. Unless you add a yeast killer they will reproduce and carbonate. It may take a few days to accomplish this...that is why you need to use some of the plastic soda bottles (not water bottles) as a reference of when carb levels are getting close. Then you will know when to pasteurize. Cooling yeast will not kill it...it will just go dorment...or slow down....heating over 190 degrees will kill it.

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Thanks all, I bottled them up! 6 without back sweetening and a plastics bottle for carb indication and 18 with back sweetening and a plastic bottle for carb indication.

Once carbed, I'll post results and duration.

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Just to forewarn you...these babies can go from not enough carb...to a gusher in quite often less than a days time. When you feel the bottle getting slghtly firm....put one of your glass bottles in the fridge for a couple hours....then pour it in a glass to see if you are okay with the level of carb you have achieved....if you feel you are even close...go ahead and pasteurize...better safe than sorry. There is no coming back from a gusher..! Plus it is my belief that the yeasties go into overdrive as you put them in that hot water...and produce co2 shortly before their demise...good luck and let us know how it goes!

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