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Old 04-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #1
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I just brewed an AHS IPA this morning. It included the alcohol boost and the OG was 1.062. This is the highest gravity beer I've done so far and I was wondering if it would be advisable to double pitch. I pitched a packet of US05 but I do have some US04 in the fridge if needed. And is it even OK to combine the two, or should I make a trip to the LHBS and get another US05? (wouldn't be able to get there until after 24 hours in the fermenter)

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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If the packet of US05 was fairly fresh, then you should be fine. MrMalty.com yeast starter calculator for dry yeast with OG of 1.062 and a 5 gallon batch, suggests 1 package of yeast (the 11.5 gram size) if yeast was new. Even if 6 month old yeast, it suggests only 1.2 packages, so sit back and wait for it to take off!

If you were using liquid yeast you would definitely have needed 2 packs/vials or more without a starter, but dry yeast has more yeast cells then liquid.

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I didn't look at the date, but I presume it's pretty fresh. I'll see if I can rescue it from the trash. It just came from AHS a couple days ago and with their turnover I would hope much of what they have is fresh. I'm hoping I'll see it taking off by tomorrow morning. Thanks!

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...and I don't thinkl it would have hurt it much....

I often toss a "extra" Nottingham on top of some the ales I do that have already had two Liquid Yeasts. 11 Gallon Batches.

For me it is "insurance" as I would rather end up with "some kind of beer than none at all after that kind of work and materials...

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