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Old 08-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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I am going to be making a 1 gallon batch and was wondering how much Dry yeast (t-58) would be sufficient? I am not sure if I should use the whole packet, as that may be too much or maybe it will dry it out, from what I have read? Also how much priming sugar would I use? I do not think that a normal amount uses for a 5 gallon batch would be a good idea?

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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I've done a couple of 1-gal batches & used 1/4 packet. It was tough to weigh as my digital scale wasn't sensitive enough to pick up the small changes in weight as I added 1 gram of yeast at a time. To bottle carb I used these:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/brewe...g-tablets.html

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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How did the fermentation work out with only using 1/4 the packet? Did it start within a day and complete at the final gravity you hoped to get?

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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Fermentation started (and looked) normal. I didn't take gravity measurements; to much wort/beer needed for my hydro readings. I let the beer sit in primary for about two weeks AFTER krausen had settled back. (I know shame, shame shame!)

I primed with three tabs per bottle. Would prolly use more (4 tabs?) next time.

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