Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Beer in my primary too long - repitch?
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2008, 05:22 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Winchester , mass
Posts: 291

Originally Posted by malkore View Post
Yes, but it takes months. Typically you'd only need to re-pitch if it was a big ass barleywine, or a lager that was bulk aged 6 months in the cold.

Even then, you'll find guys on here that waited 6 months, bottled, and had carbonation after 4 weeks without re-pitching.
I keg my beer anyway.... so does it matter at all ?? whats the point of a secondary if I just use a filter when I rack to my keg ?

Primary 1: Homemade Cider
Primary 2: IPA
primary 3: empty
primary 4:empty
Kegerator: empty
bottled: Never again... I hate bottling

Primary stirrer and yeast pitcher: my Girlfriend :)
illnastyimpreza is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2010, 12:39 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Due to an injury, I ended up with a batch sitting in the primary for about 2 months and 1 week. I decided to bottle after purging some of the gas through the airlock and it smelled great (pressed on the lid and the airlock bubbled). I went ahead and bottled normally with 1 cup of dextrose for priming. The result was excellent. After a week of bottle conditioning, the carbonation was perfect. I used safale05 dry yeast in the beginning without pitching any more. I'd have to say the yeast may have just gone dormant or slowed down their metabolism. The temp of the fermentation was around 67 degrees. I would have to say that if you have some beer sitting in a primary for a few months, it may be salvagable. Like the saying goes - "If it smells good, bottle it!!!"

monock is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 12:09 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 296

I just bottled a batch that I brewed in August and sat in my primary till last Friday. Mid April I will let you know how it came out.

It was a Pale Ale with S.G of about 1.055
Beer Wench Brewing Co.
boydak is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 02:20 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 678
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
I'd just get a package of cheap dry yeast, and use 1/4 package of that and mix it in with the dissolved priming solution (after it's cooled, of course). The yeast used for carbonating will not leave behind any flavor profile- the beer has been done for ages!
Seconded. A couple of dollars for dry yeast is cheap insurance against a flat batch of beer.
EvilGnome6 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2010, 02:24 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ChshreCat's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,576
Liked 532 Times on 426 Posts
Likes Given: 21


"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage
ChshreCat is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long can can beer stay in the primary fermenter? job419 Fermentation & Yeast 12 10-19-2010 02:13 PM
How long can I leave my beer in the Primary? syd138 General Beer Discussion 8 06-16-2009 10:34 PM
Can leaving Beer in Primary too Long have ill affects? redneckbeagle General Techniques 4 10-31-2008 02:19 PM
How Long From Repitch to Bottling?? gERgMan All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 05-11-2007 08:19 PM
Big beer in primary - how long? alemonkey All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 05-06-2006 02:20 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads