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Old 04-13-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

So, I am doing an imperial brown ale, with an OG in the 1.075-1.080 range and I double pitched S04. I normally do 3wks primary, 1 wk secondary, then to bottle. I am curious, would double pitching alter your time your should let the beer sit in primary? My logic on the matter is split into three directions...

More yeast= more clean-up needed= longer primary

More yeast= more yeast cleaning up= shorter/same primary

More yeast=doing same job= same time in primary

So, which is correct?

Thanks in advance.

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So, I am doing an imperial brown ale, with an OG in the 1.075-1.080 range and I double pitched S04.
Two dry packets of SO4 is the correct amount of yeast to pitch for a 1.080 beer. Time wise, everything stays the same, if not increases when making a higher gravity beer.
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What do you mean by "double pitching"

Pitching twice the amount of yeast you normally would?
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Pitching another batch of yeast at some point in time after the first pitch?

Either way, I would say the main variable on how long your beer should sit in primary depends upon the OG and the type of fermentation you had. Higher OG/warmer fermentation = more cleanup =longer primary time.

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cool thanks. I think I will let this one sit 4wks in primary before switching it over...if I even put it into secondary (kegs and fridge might be set up by then)

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