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Old 10-04-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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Hi,

Just did a chocolate porter this weekend, and the OG came out too high, 1.072. Was supposed to be around 1.064, but for several reasons I happened to leave the mash for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

I made a 1 liter starter from one vial.

Do you guys recommend pitching another vial of yeast? The porter has started fermenting.

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Old 10-04-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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If it's already fermenting, there's no point.

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Old 10-04-2010, 01:31 PM   #3
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And this is because the yeast will already have consumed the Oxygen I put in there?

Well, I hope the white labs 001 yeast will have the maximum attenuation

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Old 10-04-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
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1 liter should be sufficient to handle this.

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1.36L at 90% viability if on a stir plate. if not Mrmalty shows 3 liters with one vial. 1 vial in a 1.072 wort is under pitching if you ask me.

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1 vial in 1 liter starter. We'll see how it turns out.

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You'll be fine... I used to underpitch ALL the time, and I never had off flavors. As long as you've got healthy yeast, and you keep control over your fermentation, there's nothing to worry about in my opinion.

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