bottling Old Ale w/ Sa-04 Yeast

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megavites

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Just measured my 9 month old "Old Ale" that I brewed with Wyeast 1097 Old Ale blend which started at 1.057 and has now finished all the way down to 1.003! Tasted very interesting and a bite horsey.

Planning on bottling by pitching some Sa-04 yeast into the bottling bucket.
Haven't used dry yeast before, let alone pitching into a 7% ABV beer.

I'm throwing in about 4oz priming sugar to get about 2.2 volumes.

Any additional insight any one can offer?
 

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The S-04 will handle the 7% just fine, you won't get much flavor from the bottling yeast anyway, there's not enough fermentation for that.
 
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The S-04 will handle the 7% just fine, you won't get much flavor from the bottling yeast anyway, there's not enough fermentation for that.
Thanks wyzazz.

this style is really new to me. I guess I'll bottle and try one a month later.
I would suspect that this would age well. Maybe give it 6mths in the bottle?
 

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I'd imagine that 6moz in the bottle will make it quite tasty, make sure you stash some away to "forget about" as well. ;0)
 
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