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Old 11-23-2009, 06:03 AM   #1
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Would one packet Safale US-05 be enough for a 10 GAL batch?

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Old 11-23-2009, 07:12 AM   #2
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Only with a very low OG, see http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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you can ferment w/ a single cell but I would use 2 packs

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I agree, that looks like an underpitch without calculating it.

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Old 11-23-2009, 04:15 PM   #5
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Just an note, there is an excellent article on pitch rates in a recent issue of BYO. I can not recall the issue's date but it is the one that has several article on yeast and yeast handling.

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:07 PM   #6
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If I pitched on pack of yeast last night (thats all I had) and pitch a second one this evening everything should workout all right, right? Even if fermentation has started?

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #7
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If I pitched on pack of yeast last night (thats all I had) and pitch a second one this evening everything should workout all right, right? Even if fermentation has started?
I did that once before and it worked out fine. In fact just recently I pitched the wrong yeast for what I was making. I pitched a semi out of date WLP300 and meant to pitch wlp380. So I just added it the next day and it took off fine and the Hydro sample tasted good. So I am sure it will be fine
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