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Old 08-29-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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I have an Old Peculier Clone that I brewed 6/27. It fermented for a month, and then I went away to get married, so I stuck it in the then empty fridge. When I came back, I had to use the fridge for, you know, food, so I took it at. It's been sitting in a swamp cooler for about 3 weeks now.

So my question is, is the yeast still viable for bottle conditioning? Am I good enough just making sure I get some yeast from the bottom into my bottling bucket? I used WLP002.
I can always make a run to the lhbs if needed, but would rather not.


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Old 08-29-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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No worries. Just suck up a little yeast off the bottom it is definitely viable, unless it froze (even still it would probably be viable enough to carb the beer).


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Old 08-29-2009, 07:55 PM   #3
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Excellent. Thanks!
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:08 AM   #4
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Beer that looks crystal clear to the unaided eye still has ~100,000 Cells of yeast per ML, which is enough to carbonate. It might take longer than normal, but it will come out fine.

Unless its filtered.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:56 AM   #5
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Ya, i wouldn't open any bottles till at least 3 weeks, but (other then makin a monster beer) maybe a %9 or higher, I wouldn't worry.


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