The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Adding Yeast to Bottle, with Carbonation Drop, then recapping?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-24-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
roxy35
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: hickory, nc
Posts: 109
Default Adding Yeast to Bottle, with Carbonation Drop, then recapping?

Hey all,

Have this darn tripel that I probably didn't aerate enough and I cannot get it lower than 1.022. I recenty capped the bottles, but then had second thoughts so I slightly cracked each cap to avoid bottle bombs.

It is still at same FG so I think fermentation is done.

To get carbonation I'm going to be using the Coopers Carb Drops (since I cannot add priming sugar), but I'm also debating adding a few grains of dry yeast to each bottle to kick start this mini-fermentation again. I'd really like to get it down to 1.01-1.015 as the recipe calls for.

I've taken every attempt to restart this fermentation - rouse yeast, raise temp, etc - and it has been stalled for a little over 4.5 weeks.

I just want advice on adding yeast and the carbo drops to each bottle - I don't want to create a messy experiment.

__________________
roxy35 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
BradleyBrew
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Parris Island, USA
Posts: 1,722
Liked 84 Times on 57 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Its probably done. You will not be able to lower the FG in the bottle without getting bottle grenades. I would advise against adding both yeast and sugar. Maybe 1 or the other but both I believe would result in a bad outcome. The FG is what it is and if the beer is done its done. You can't really do anything to lower it. If you add sugar then the yeast will consume the sugar but it will not necessarily lower you FG to what YOU want it to be. Sorry thats my opinion. Good luck....

__________________
BradleyBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 11:40 AM   #3
Camride
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 109
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I agree, I wouldn't put more yeast in the bottle at this point.

Out of curiosity, why did you bottle it if you were so far off your FG?

__________________
Camride is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
william_shakes_beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,833
Liked 83 Times on 76 Posts

Default

What did the recipie and/or beer math say was the expected FG?

__________________
william_shakes_beer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
roxy35
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: hickory, nc
Posts: 109
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Camride View Post
I agree, I wouldn't put more yeast in the bottle at this point.

Out of curiosity, why did you bottle it if you were so far off your FG?


It was a definite mistake on my end. I shouldn't have, but it was stagnant for over a week at the same FG (albeit high) so I decided to bottle. I've posted several times in another thread regarding this. Many thought I should have warmed the temp to try to kick start it again - so I did (to 78-80) but it still remained high.

I'm concerned that I just use carb drops there is not enough yeast to create the carbonation. Is this a real possibility?
__________________
roxy35 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 01:33 PM   #6
BradleyBrew
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Parris Island, USA
Posts: 1,722
Liked 84 Times on 57 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

What was the OG? What was the yeast strain?

__________________
BradleyBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
roxy35
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: hickory, nc
Posts: 109
Default

OG was only 1.06, yeast was Brewferm packaged yeast. I may not have aerated enough as it was the first time using a carboy. I think the plastic bucket approach is easier

__________________
roxy35 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2012, 03:36 PM   #8
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 27,792
Liked 1826 Times on 1609 Posts
Likes Given: 1295

Default

You always gently swirl the fermenter to stir yeast back into solution,then warm it up a couple degrees. warming it 10 degres or more is a bit much. It can take a week to knock off that last couple points.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
My new book is on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3MCU0W
unionrdr 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
Adding sugar to bottle VS. adding to botting bucket eojnnamleppak Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 02-22-2012 12:16 AM
venting/recapping overcarbed bottles brew2enjoy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 06-08-2011 11:22 AM
yeast/carbonation drop jjphillybrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 04-16-2011 07:15 PM
Adding more carbonation to beer trevorc13 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-17-2011 06:40 PM
Ale Yeast - Temperature Drop ? zoddy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 05-23-2006 12:28 AM