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Yeast Dosing Specifics


Alex Wasowicz — Davidson, North Carolina asks,

As part of your “Top Homebrewer Tips” in the May-June 2018 issue of BYO, you advise to “clarify, rack and dose when bottle conditioning” with sugar and “dried yeast added at the rate of 0.2 g/L.”

I am wondering what general method you suggest to accomplish this. Sprinkling some US-05 into my bottling bucket with the usual dose of priming sugar does not seem like the right idea. Do I cold crash along the way?

The basic method for this process uses a carboy and plastic bottling bucket, and begins with relatively clear beer. If you want maximal clarity, cold crashing definitely makes a big difference; this
Response by Ashton Lewis.