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Old 11-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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I'm bottling tomorrow and one of my beers warned that it used a highly flocculant yeast. And since I've had it in secondary for almost 4 weeks, I figured it would be good to add some extra yeast just to be careful.

The beer is a Norther Brewer ESB. The only yeast I have around is Safale US-05. Should I just hydrate the packet and toss it in with the beer and priming sugar?

Also, is one whole packet enough/too much? I was thinking of maybe spliting it up between the ESB and my Dry Irish Stout

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Old 11-29-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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4-6 weeks from pitching generally isn't long enough to drop out enough yeast that you can't carbonate.

Pitching some extra yeast won't hurt though (at worst you get a little extra sediment in the bottles). I would only use half the yeast pack though, and yes definitely rehydrate it properly before you mix it in with your priming solution.

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Old 11-29-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
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I've had beers sit for over 3 months in secondary and they still bottle carbonated with no problems using only priming sugar. Adding yeast is probably not necessary.

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Old 11-29-2007, 05:09 PM   #4
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I normally wouldn't think twice, but if Norther Brewer warned of it, I figure it must be some sort of super flocculator

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Not likely, but yeast is nutritious! So if you want to, add it.

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