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Old 01-05-2013, 05:51 AM   #1
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I brewed my first shot at a sour beer and its tasting good to go!!! Now I have got a ton of questions about bottling.

1. Is there enough active yeast in suspension still after over a year to just add priming sugar and call it a day? (This is my ideal situation)

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2. Will I need to introduce another strain of yeast at bottling to ensure that carbonation takes place?

If its only a waiting issue with method one (obviously taking longer than the typical 2 - 3 weeks that is what I would go with.

Anybody with any tips or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated!

Brew On!

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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I would add fresh yeast at bottling to be sure. It's possible there is viable yeast left, but it's better safe than sorry. Any yeast will do, I'd likely use a dry yeast like Edme for this.

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Any need to creat a starter or anything or just sprinkle in a pack of dry? Do you have to wait any period of time before bottling or just rack into bottling bucket with a pack of dry yeast in it? Thanks, appreciate the info!

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thomas, no need to make a starter with dry yeast and no need to wait. Sprinkling the dry yeast into the bottling bucket will work fine. Happy bottling!

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Cheers! Thanks for the help

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