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Old 08-06-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hey so I was curious what to do a out bottling my first lager. It been at 35 for 4 weeks and at 6 weeks I plan to bottle but I've been told that after lagering it can cause u to lose your yeast and not allow carbonation. I've heard that you can add yeast or should I just say forget it and keg

 
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #2

You probably still have enough yeast in your beer to carb it up even after extended lagering.

Having said that, adding yeast at bottling won't hurt anything and will guarantee that you will carb up.

Your choice.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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there should still be plenty of yeast in suspension to carb it up, even if it looks clear.

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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Cool so do I just bottle as usual. Also after I bottle do I just leave the bottles out like any other beer that I've brewed. So it will bring the temp back up to about 63

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
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Or should I bring the temp up first before bottling

 
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:35 PM   #6
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I always add new yeast to lager when I am bottling. Call me crazy but, I would rather take care of the issue from the start when it is easy, rather than to have a batch not carb and then try and figure out what to do. Lagering just takes too much time to chance it and have it not turn out.

 
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