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SJW

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I just bottled my ESB pilsener after CC'ing for 12 days. Nice & clear heaps of yeast in the bottom of the CC fermenter so all is good. I bottled yesterday. 21 Litres with 200g of Dex.
My question is. - Will there be enough yeast left to carbonate? The local HBS bloke reckons i would of killed all the yeast from CC'ing at -1.5 to 0 deg. And my beer will be flat. He said i will need to knock the tops of em all and drop a drop of rehydrated yeast into each bottle.
What i dont understand is all you guys CC for heaps longer than 12 days, so do u have this problem?
 

wardy

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i would say not the best advice. Especially if you used a lager yeast! it will be fine at those temperatures. I CC for 2 months usually at -1C. i then bottle with 180 grams of white sugar, leave at room temp and i have plenty of carbonation in about 3 weeks. Still, i don't usually drink them until about 6-8 weeks. There will still be plenty of active yeast available.
 

Snow

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SJW,

go back to your HBS guy and tell him he's an idiot and he should do some research before he mouths off advice about something he dousn't have a clue about. There will be plenty of yeast still in suspension in your beer to carbonate. In fact, with 200g of dextrose, I think it will be overcarbonated - but that's just my opinion. I have lagered for up to 2 months at 1C and my beers have all carbonated no problem.

Cheers - Snow.
 

SJW

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I thought that might be your reply.
Snow: i thought 9 grams of Dex per litre was the rule of thumb? Saying that it does work out to be 9.5 grams per litre. Anyway thanks for your input. I feel better now.
 

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