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Old 06-13-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default Pitch new fresh yeast after 5 months?

I've had a Bourbon Barrel Ale in the secondary for 5 months now. It's a Midwest kit with S-04 yeast and it doesn't mention pitching fresh yeast before bottling, but I'm wondering if I should. There is VERY little sediment and I wonder if there is enough yeast in it to carbonate. Any thoughts?


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Old 06-13-2011, 11:04 AM   #2
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It won't hurt to add about 1/5 packet, but if when racking you pick up a little of the sediment off the bottom, that should work for you.

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