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Old 10-08-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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i opened my fermenter after 2 weeks to take a sample as well as to clean out airlock because it was really stuck in there and it was impossible to remove without removing the lid. i covered it with saran wrap while doing so and resanitized everything. while i was at it i went ahead and threw in a second pack of dried yeast just to try and get it to ferment to it's fullest before i bottled to make sure it was completely done. will this throw off my beer? is there a way to filter it out before bottling?


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Old 10-08-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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As long as you sanitized everything before putting it back on you'll be ok. The only thing that I can think of that might screw up the batch is the second pack of dried yeast, since that may produce a flavor different than what you're aiming for.


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Old 10-08-2010, 08:00 PM   #3
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Like Draw said, you should be fine as long as you did use sanitizer on what you touched. It's hard to over-pitch, but you may get some altered flavors.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:03 PM   #4
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Just wondering; what made you decide to pitch yeast after 2 weeks of fermentation?
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allirhgt cool this is my first batch and i just want it to be done so i can start on my second batch. at this point i really don't even care what it tastes like as long as it's drinkable.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:04 PM   #6
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Just wondering; what made you decide to pitch yeast after 2 weeks of fermentation?
saw little tiny bits of yeast floating at the top
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Just wondering; what made you decide to pitch yeast after 2 weeks of fermentation?
I agree; next time just take a hydrometer reading, it may have been done fermenting to begin with.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:14 PM   #8
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yeah i know i need to get a new hydrometer
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:20 PM   #9
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saw little tiny bits of yeast floating at the top
That's completely normal and not a sign that you need to pitch more yeast.

That said, adding the additional yeast probably did absolutely nothing.


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