Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Winners Drawn!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Can my beer be saved?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
kdip1313
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 4
Default Can my beer be saved?

So a while ago I went home and helped my dad brew some beer, but then came back to college and haven't been home in a long time. My dad was going to bottle it himself but then he got busy, this and that... long story short, the beer has been sitting in the carboy since the end of September.

It has been sealed so it should not be contaminated with anything from the outside, but I'm guessing all of the yeast is probably dead by now so it won't work to throw the sugar in it and bottle it. Is it possible to add some more yeast and get it started again so that I can add sugar to bottle it and get beer that's actually carbonated? Or is it too late and I should just cut my loses and start over?

Does anybody have any suggestions to try to save it or any experience with this kind of situation?


kdip1313 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,812
Liked 2869 Times on 1696 Posts
Likes Given: 3510

Default

People have left their beer for a year with no issues. You'll be fine. Proceed.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew
Revvy is offline
JordanThomas Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #3
HeadyKilowatt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Glendie (outside Fredericksburg), VA
Posts: 253
Liked 41 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

Proceed as you normally would with bottling. It'll most likely be fine. The yeast won't be dead- just asleep. Your priming solution should rouse them and still carb up your brew. RDWHAHB.
__________________
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa
HeadyKilowatt is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Beer Saved the World! BrewgrassPickins General Beer Discussion 9 06-26-2012 11:03 PM
Is my beer ok or able to be saved? mstraug Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-30-2012 12:08 PM
Can this beer be saved arcadiaacres Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 02-11-2012 06:03 PM
Saved myself $70 on a beer gun! JSherwood Bottling/Kegging 3 12-30-2011 10:57 PM
Can this beer be saved? Tastybeer Bottling/Kegging 10 10-06-2008 02:43 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS