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Old 06-25-2013, 06:30 AM   #1
Mar 2013
Bend, Oregon
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So my buddy and i bottled a Peach Ale 3 months ago, still very little carbonation. I dont wanna waste this batch, so i was thinking of putting them back into a bottling bucket and re bottling them. If i do this should i add a new packet of yeast and try it over? any advice would be greatly appreciated, cheers!

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Old 06-25-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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I am by no means an expert, but I would NOT pour them back into the bucket. You risk oxidizing the beer. I would just add some sugar directly to the bottles and recap them, shake/swirl them to dissolve the sugar, and wait some more...

I am interested to see what others say on this too...

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Old 06-26-2013, 03:10 AM   #3
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Buy some carbonation tabs, uncap, drop them in, then recap.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Cyclman View Post
Buy some carbonation tabs, uncap, drop them in, then recap.

This ^^^^^^^. If you pour them back into a bottling bucket, you'll very likely oxidize the beer enough that it will go stale quickly (imagine wet cardboard taste).
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