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Offline keithshead

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Sugar? Yeast? For Brett beer
« on: October 26, 2012, 07:36:15 AM »
Hi, I have a beer in a 10ltr carboy that has been sitting on a Brett lambicus for two years nearly. How do I bottle it? It needs to be soon. I have a US05; Transfer into secondary, pitch yeast and sugar? How much sugar?

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Re: Sugar? Yeast? For Brett beer
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 01:07:27 PM »
2 years. Nice!

I don't usually pitch extra yeast to carbonate, but in your extreme case, I would.

Same amount of sugar as always.  If you don't know how much that is, you can use a calculator like (shameless plug) this one:

http://kotmf.com/beer/2012/priming-sugar-calculator/
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Re: Sugar? Yeast? For Brett beer
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 10:44:20 PM »
For 10 liters (2.5 gallons) of beer, you only need about 1/4 packet of yeast for carbonating.  Beersmith has a priming sugar calculator, already built in. 

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