Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Cider Forum > should I add some yeast before bottling (8 months in sec) ?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-12-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
naeco
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 165
Default should I add some yeast before bottling (8 months in sec) ?

Hello, in my previous batch I left my cider in secondary for very little time but this time around, I was able to keep it untouched in secondary for 8 months. I will be bottling this Sunday and will be adding 3/4 cup dextrose to my 5 gallon batch as I want a carbonated cider.

The employee at the local brewing shop told me that after this long it would be a good idea to add 2-3 fresh yeast pellet(S4 for this batch) in each bottle after they've been filled to make sure I have sufficient yeast for carbonation. This shop being specialized in beer, I don't know if their suggestion are always good for cider.

I have read many time on this site that I should still have enough in there for carbonation but just to be safe, can I add these 2-3 pellet of S4 just to be on the safe side or can their be consequences of adding yeast at this point in the process ?

thanks you.

__________________

Making cider is easy. Making great cider is tricky.

naeco is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
gratus fermentatio
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Montana
Posts: 9,126
Liked 968 Times on 636 Posts
Likes Given: 2658

Default

In short: Yes you can. I don't think you'll need them, but two or three dry yeast granules in your bottles won't hurt anything. I've done it with sparkling wine with no problems. Regards, GF.

__________________
gratus fermentatio is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
wildman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: north dakota
Posts: 111
Default

I wouldn't bother or worry if it mine but I don't rack mine to secondarys and do rouse a little yeast when racking to the bottling barrel. After sitting for six months its still carbs fast and has lots of fizz in only 3 days.

__________________
wildman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
reintroducing yeast during bottling sashurlow Cider Forum 9 03-12-2011 03:43 PM
Minimze Sediment When Adding Yeast To Cider At Bottling? brewinginct Cider Forum 9 12-29-2010 04:38 PM
Left on yeast 15 months lapaglia Cider Forum 6 06-01-2010 02:14 AM
add more yeast at bottling? JLem Cider Forum 1 04-23-2009 12:44 PM
Cider Bottling yeast? Cape Brewing Cider Forum 8 02-23-2009 11:56 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS