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Malticulous 11-21-2011 04:52 PM

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Thanks for the work Saun.

Pitching more than .8 to 1 million per degree plato/ml has little increase in fermentation rate, and pitching much more than that reduces yeast growth. 10 to 12 million/ml is the sweetspot.

Originally Posted by Briggs
The actual pitching rate used varies considerably between breweries and rates of 5 to 20 million cells/ml of wort are common depending on the specific gravity of the wort. An optimum level is considered to be 10 to 12 million cells/ml and this should result in a reproduction rate for lager yeast of 3 to 5 times.
This is 15P wort.

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