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Old 06-29-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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So I was really excited about this stout I was making, but I moved back from college, got a new job, etc... and I totally forgot about this beer I was making. It's been sitting in the fermenter for about 6 weeks now, though the gravity didn't level off until 3 weeks in. I'm still worried that the yeast might be dead by now. Should I pitch new yeast before I bottle, or would that screw things up even more? Thanks

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:45 PM   #2
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the yeast should be just fine

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:46 PM   #3
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Take the lid off. Smell it. If it doesn't smell bad then take a gravity reading followed by a sample taste.

If all's good then bottle it.

I don't think I need to tell you what to do if you don't get past the first step...

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should be fine as long as there wasn't a huge temperature change. but...you forgot? you FORGOT!!!???? *ahem* sorry

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should be fine as long as there wasn't a huge temperature change. but...you forgot? you FORGOT!!!???? *ahem* sorry
Yeah how can you forget? I'm work 65 - 70 hours a week and the first thing I do when I get home is check on the brew....
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:52 AM   #6
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Your yeast is fine to bottle.

YOU...on the other hand...are hereby banned from brewing for...um...okay...I think that's long enough.

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Old 06-30-2007, 05:39 AM   #7
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I agree that your beer should be fine. It may take a tad longer to carbonate but maybe you will get busy and forget about it for another 6 weeks after you bottle.

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Old 06-30-2007, 04:49 PM   #8
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yea I know I deserve this.... Thanks for all the help! I'm bottling today!

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