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mmeulmes 03-12-2010 06:51 PM

Issues with bottling after fermentation, need help
Hello All,

I was going to rack my beer from the glass carboy to bottles last night after secondary fermentation. This was an IPA so I was dry hopping. The auto-siphon couldn't pull the beer out after much time because the hops got stuck in the siphon. Next time, definitely going to use a bag to hold them, but too late for that now. Anyway...

So we made the decision to pour the beer into our bucket to seperate the hops from the beer and let the yeast settle out before trying to bottle again.

Here's my question, we already added the priming sugar to the bucket, in anticipation of bottling that night, but obviously we didn't do that. Are we going to need to add more sugar before bottling, because I assume the beer is going to start converting it to co2 already.

Thanks for your help!!

maida7 03-12-2010 07:34 PM

yes, you will need to prime it again

Mirage 03-12-2010 07:34 PM

You can take the hop bag and wrap it around the end of the auto siphon. That will keep it from getting clogged. When did you pour the beer into the bucket with the sugar? I would prob just let it sit for another week and then try again with fresh sugar unless you did it quite recently. Otherwise your carbonation will be off.

mmeulmes 03-12-2010 08:25 PM

I just poured it in the bucket last night. Any idea how long I would need to wait for the yeast to mostly settle to the bottom? And along with that time, how much more priming sugar would I need to add? Full load, half load...?

maida7 03-12-2010 08:38 PM

If the yeast are active they will eat up that sugar in a day or two. Then bottle with the normal amount of sugar. You can take a gravity reading to be sure.

IceFisherChris 03-12-2010 08:47 PM

Let it sit for a few more days or a week and then add the regular amount of sugar.

mmeulmes 03-12-2010 08:51 PM

Great. Thanks for the help guys!

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