Geez I sure hope someone is awake...lol
I am getting ready to pitch my Wyeast Activator pack of Weizen 3068 into my Weizen-bock. The problem is, using Mr. Malty's calculator, I only need barely over 1 billion cells to complete fermentation as I am brewing 2.25 gallons. The smack pack comes with 1 billion cells. I read that if the yeast have no need to multiply, they never produce esters and therefore, I won't get my subtle banana and clove tones which we so love in our hefes and wits.
So my question is, can I just pour 1/2 to 3/4 of the smack pack into the wort and toss the rest? Will this produce any ill side effects? I don't see why it would, but I am proven wrong on a daily basis.
Pleaaaaaaaaase someone be awake.. lol..