Originally Posted by swexican
Thank you for your quick response
One more question:
None of the recipes I find specify how much yeast to use, will a software figure that out as well? I assume there is such a thing as too much...
Thank you for all your help
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1 packet of dry, or one vial/pack of liquid will be good for a half-batch. It's a lot harder to overpitch, than it is to underpitch.
That said, there ARE software programs online that can help you determine the proper amount of yeast.
mrmalty.com and yeastcalculator.com are two that I know off the top of my head.
It seems you are really new to homebrewing altogether. I highly recommend you check out the beginners forum here at HBT, and you may want to pick up a good book on homebrewing, like John Palmer's "How to Brew", CHarlie Papazian's "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing", or "Homebrewing for Dummies" (It's actually a pretty nice homebrewing book!)
Palmer's "How to Brew" is also available for FREE online at www.howtobrew.com
. It's the first edition and there are a few things that he's changed in his instructions these days, like use of a secondary, etc. in general it covers the hobby well, but for the best information, I recommend updating to a newer version on book.