Originally Posted by double_e5
If your OG is under 1.075 or so, one pack of Notty will be fine. Unless his gravity was well over 1.100 or he didn't pitch the whole package did he waaayyyyy underpitch.
My OG was 1.09, with too many points being just sugar (brown sugar and lyles golden syrup).
For that OG of "normal" wort, Mr. Malty says 1.6 packs of properly rehydrated
yeast. For my sugary wort, I should have probably used 2 packs of properly rehydrated
I only used 1 packet just sprinkled on the wort
. Ambient temp ws around 69F for the duration of the fermentation. This actually attenuated very well because of all the damn sugar but, because of the esters, it's practically undrinkable.This was one of my first brews quite some time ago
. I still have most of these bananariffic beers stashed away if anyone wants to come by for a monkeyfest.
I learned from my mistakes...yeast stressed from underpitching and too damn much sugar make off flavors. These days, I pitch the proper amount and I don't use more than a half pound of sugar as an adjunct - better to use more malt anyway.
Best Regards, James
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