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Old 03-14-2011, 11:16 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by MimersMead View Post
I was planning on waiting about another week, maybe two, before bottling. So 3 to 4 weeks in primary. I know to prime it when bottling, but I haven't heard to add more yeast...

Something I should worry about for this brew, or jot it down in my notebook for later?
What happened is you left it on the yeast cake and your billions upon billions of buddies cleaned up the brew for you.

As for 'needing' to add more yeast, I doubt it. Most likely, there's plenty still left in suspension to carbonate for you.

I had a brew made on 12/11/10 get bottled on 2/6/11, spending 5 weeks OFF the yeast cake (additional flavor elements, racked twice before bottling) and there was still enough yeast left in suspension to carbonate it once primed. Just be sure to give it enough time (3+ weeks @ 70F) to bottle carbonate before you open the first one...
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by DeanMachine View Post
I dubbed this concoction the Phoenix Pale Ale.
Original Gravity: 1.056. Final Gravity: 1.017. ABV = 5.1.

What happened here?
i would say "a learning moment about patience"

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Old 03-15-2011, 03:54 AM   #13
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If it tastes anything like sly fox phoenix pale, you've struck gold! Congrats on the resurrected brew.

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