Bottle Carbing
  • ThymThym
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    This discussion was created from comments split from: TKT - No Holds Barred.
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  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    For bottle carbing is it alright to add a very small amount of any old yeast?
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  • ThymThym
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    depends on the alcohol content of the finished beer. if it's above about 7% i'd use a wine or champagne yeast, otherwise you may end up with a bunch of bottles of flat beer. beyond that, as long as it is a clean culture whatever it is shouldn't have much of an effect on flavor since it's such a minimal fermentation.
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  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    Thanks lake. I might have something like that around.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Probably stating the obvious here, but it's best to mix this with the priming sugar in the bottling bucket or whatever rather than attempt to put just bit in each bottle.
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  • ThymThym
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    C_B said:

    Probably stating the obvious here, but it's best to mix this with the priming sugar in the bottling bucket or whatever rather than attempt to put just bit in each bottle.



    definitely easier that way.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    i doubt many of us would go through the trouble unless it was a particularly special brew, but they do make yeast strains specifically for bottle conditioning.

    http://www.danstaryeast.com/products/cbc-1-cask-bottle-conditioned-beer-yeast
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  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    C_B said:

    Probably stating the obvious here, but it's best to mix this with the priming sugar in the bottling bucket or whatever rather than attempt to put just bit in each bottle.


    Good point. But this time I'm just bottling a few so I'm skipping the bucket.

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  • C_BC_B
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    i doubt many of us would go through the trouble unless it was a particularly special brew, but they do make yeast strains specifically for bottle conditioning.

    http://www.danstaryeast.com/products/cbc-1-cask-bottle-conditioned-beer-yeast



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  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    C_B said:

    i doubt many of us would go through the trouble unless it was a particularly special brew, but they do make yeast strains specifically for bottle conditioning.

    http://www.danstaryeast.com/products/cbc-1-cask-bottle-conditioned-beer-yeast



    Well howdy doody.


    Yeah, that is nifty, I'd like to try using as the only yeast for a beer...but for this I'll probably use bread yeast.
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  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    (Not really, I have some old wine yeast stashed in the briney depths of the refrigerator door)
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    (Not really, I have some old wine yeast stashed in the briney depths of the refrigerator door)



    this doesnt really sound any better than some fleischmanns
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Sounds a little scary.... how about kegging, force carbing, and bottling from there?
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    Sounds a little scary.... how about kegging, force carbing, and bottling from there?



    only works if you have a kegging system.
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    ceannt said:

    Sounds a little scary.... how about kegging, force carbing, and bottling from there?



    only works if you have a kegging system.

    This
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  • ceanntceannt
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    wait.... you mean that I am not the only guy on the planet that doesn't have a kegging system??????
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  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    ceannt said:

    wait.... you mean that I am not the only guy on the planet that doesn't have a kegging system??????



    Well, I have a cask system, but it's just a syphon in a 55gal drum of flat beer.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    ceannt said:

    wait.... you mean that I am not the only guy on the planet that doesn't have a kegging system??????



    Well, I have a cask system, but it's just a syphon in a 55gal drum of flat beer.


    carb it in the drum and attach one of these deals.

    http://www.rvplus.com/leisure-components-hand-pump-131-5-low-boy-131-5.html?utm_source=shopzilla&utm_medium=cse&utm_content=CS-27163&utm_campaign=shopzilla&CA_6C15C=600008500000115023
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  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    ceannt said:

    wait.... you mean that I am not the only guy on the planet that doesn't have a kegging system??????



    Well, I have a cask system, but it's just a syphon in a 55gal drum of flat beer.


    carb it in the drum and attach one of these deals.

    http://www.rvplus.com/leisure-components-hand-pump-131-5-low-boy-131-5.html?utm_source=shopzilla&utm_medium=cse&utm_content=CS-27163&utm_campaign=shopzilla&CA_6C15C=600008500000115023


    Those drums can't hold more that 2 or 3 psi, I looked into it.
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