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Old 02-13-2014, 02:56 PM   #11
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If your OG was that high, you severely underpitched the yeast.
Even for a 2 gallon batch ?
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:42 PM   #12
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Even for a 2 gallon batch ?
Oops, I missed where you mentioned that this was a 2 gallon batch, I was thinking it was a 5. In that case I would say you only slightly underpitched because you really do have a big beer at 1.112. The time to ferment won't change much though. By the time the yeast get nearly done they will be pretty stressed with the amount of alcohol they are swimming and will be pretty sluggish.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:30 PM   #13
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Oops, I missed where you mentioned that this was a 2 gallon batch, I was thinking it was a 5. In that case I would say you only slightly underpitched because you really do have a big beer at 1.112. The time to ferment won't change much though. By the time the yeast get nearly done they will be pretty stressed with the amount of alcohol they are swimming and will be pretty sluggish.

Should I consider pitching more ? It is day 4 and it is still bubbling about 1 every minute
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Should I consider pitching more ? It is day 4 and it is still bubbling about 1 every minute
RDWHAHB, for a 2 gallon batch, 11 g should be ample. The above poster assumed a 5 gallon batch and 1 packet of yeast on a rather large beer...hence the concern for underpitching.

FWIW, repitching additional yeast after the bulk of fermentation is complete is sometimes not that effective. But I think you are fine!
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But I dont have any !!! I have to wait 6 weeks.

OK, Ok I'll go to the LBS and get the stuff to cook another batch ... ESB it will be
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But I dont have any !!! I have to wait 6 weeks.

OK, Ok I'll go to the LBS and get the stuff to cook another batch ... ESB it will be
Good choice - smaller beer means faster maturation and generally ease the process..
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Good choice - smaller beer means faster maturation and generally ease the process..
If you like a wheat beer, they can be ready to drink even faster. Keep the amount of alcohol low and they ferment out quickly and will be ready to drink by the time they are carbonated in the bottle.
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But I dont have any !!! I have to wait 6 weeks.

OK, Ok I'll go to the LBS and get the stuff to cook another batch ... ESB it will be
That's what you get for starting out w/a BIG beer~

Get that second and third fermenter and get your pipeline flowing. :-)
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That's what you get for starting out w/a BIG beer~

Get that second and third fermenter and get your pipeline flowing. :-)
Yup..I guess doing the big beer was fine, my first lesson is I see that this is not a sport of instant gratification. If I rush, i'll prolly get bottle bombs

I'll be brewing ESB tomorrow and prolly next week a wheat beer
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