New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > How do you add new yeast at bottling?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2011, 03:40 PM   #1
petep1980
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
petep1980's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,901
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default How do you add new yeast at bottling?

I'm concerned with making the wort as homogenous as possible before bottling so enough yeast is in there to carbonate.

Please don't tell me there will be yeast in there anyways, so why add new yeast.... I am doing some weird Belgian style that requires a new addition of yeast.

I'm guessing a couple days before bottling I add a small starter to get the yeast going, then just bottle that. Is this at all correct?



__________________
petep1980 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
thelastdandy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Allentown, PA
Posts: 111
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

adding yeast has always helped my beer carb a lot quicker and seemingly more consistent so i do it to all of my brews. don't know if this is the correct way to do it and someone might have a different opinion, but i've never had a problem. i always save a little slurry from the starter i make. when it comes time to bottle it let the yeast warm up to room temp and shake it every once in a while. then just dump the slurry into the bottling bucket as you rack into it. as long as you are making starters you might as well pitch a little more because it won't cost you any money for new yeast.



__________________
thelastdandy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2011, 04:15 PM   #3
petep1980
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
petep1980's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,901
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks, I looked it up, and that was the method I find.

__________________
petep1980 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
14thstreet
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 399
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I've tried this twice, both with dry yeast straight from the packet. One was a pseudo-lager that I cold conditioned for a week before bottling so the additional yeast was just for insurance. This beer turned out fine. The second was for a strong IPA that I thought was done fermenting. I had about 2 pounds of unrefined sugar in the recipe (similar to belgian recipes). After a week of bottling I thought the beer was perfect. I let it hang out for another week or two before I put it in colder environs. Bottles ended up super carbed and undrinkable. The beer is much better when decarbed so I don't think it was infection.

The "bottling yeast" was different from the fermenting strain and with the amount of sugar I thought I may have stalled the fermentation and the new strain ate the residual sugars on top of my primings (which were to 2 volumes CO2). Others have said the added yeast provided nucleation points for CO2 and that's why I have (slow) gushers. I'm not sold on either theory yet.

While you probably have enough yeast already, the method you are choosing is what I'd do next time. Good luck and report back!

__________________
Fermenters: Old Peculier w/ Xmas Pudding, Czech Dark Lager, Dopplebock
Bottled: Old Peculier
Kegs: JW Lees Best Mild
On Deck: Kumquat Kolsch
14thstreet is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2011, 06:43 PM   #5
hamiltont
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somewhere in the middle of Nebraska
Posts: 867
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I've used dry yeast in the past. About 1/2 packet rehydrated with the bottling sugar, into the bottling bucket with the beer, gently stir it up for good measure & bottle... Cheers!!!



__________________

If Homebrew & BBQ aren't the answer, then you're askin' the wrong questions... Cheers!!!

hamiltont is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do I need to add yeast before bottling? brackbrew Bottling/Kegging 2 11-07-2010 04:08 PM
Bottling yeast pnh2atl Bottling/Kegging 2 10-20-2009 01:20 PM
yeast for bottling Radler Bottling/Kegging 6 02-05-2009 07:00 PM
Add yeast at bottling? Turkeyfoot Jr. Bottling/Kegging 5 07-04-2007 06:33 PM