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Old 11-18-2012, 02:35 AM   #1
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I'm planning on doing a 3.5gal Pale Ale tomorrow with Danstar Notty dry yeast. I have the 11g package. Mr. Malty says to use 0.6 of this package for my batch. Any issues with just using the whole 11g? Is it too much yeast?

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Old 11-18-2012, 02:41 AM   #2
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That is not too much, it takes much more than that to overpitch. Rehydrate and pitch in the whole pack.

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:20 AM   #3
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Thanks! I've seen posts about the possibility of pitching too much, but never how much is too much

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It is very hard to overpitch on a homebrew level. Racking a second low to medium gravity wort onto a 5 gallon yeast cake is one way, but otherwise don't worry.

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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So as a followup... does anyone know where the threshold is for overpitching? Is there a general rule-o-thumb?

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I do 1.75 gallon batches and often dump a whole pack of dry yeast in the bucket. Only had two blow offs in over a year. Never rehydrate either. Just scatter the yeast and cover.

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