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Old 06-27-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I've brewed about 6 or 7 batches of beer from kits. All of them have come out ok (especially the Brew House - Pale Ale Yummmm!).... Anyhow, The last batch I put on was brewed, as per instructions, until after I racked it to the second fermenter. (Sigh )....it's been in the second fermenter now for about 2 and a half months. So... would it still be ok to bottle? It's in a "better bottle" in a cool dark place with an air lock. My guess is the beer would not be bad, but may not carbonate due to lack of yeast.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Old 06-27-2007, 08:21 PM   #2
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It should be alright but to play it safe add a bit of dried yeast to the bottling bucket. Maybe about 4-5 grams.

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:06 AM   #3
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I think it will be fine. My last batch was in the secondary for 7 weeks and I had no problem.

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I just opened a bottle that had been "lagering" in my crawlspace at 45 - 50 degrees for 60 days. I bottled it 7 days ago. It made that sweet psst sound when I opened it, and has a beautiful creamy head. I'd say that yours will carbonate just fine.

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Old 06-30-2007, 05:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for your posts.

I think I will just bottle it and see what happens.

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Old 10-11-2007, 03:03 PM   #6
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Just to sum up this thread,

I ended up just bottling the batch in the usual fashion and everything was fine. The beer carbonated well and tasted good... all of it .

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Old 10-11-2007, 03:10 PM   #7
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that's good news and not unexpected. Happy drinking

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