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Old 02-18-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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I just bought a Midwest Belgian Tripple kit.. In the instructions, it says to boil 4-5 gal... I don't quite have that capability. I normally do 2 with not much trouble, but my stove can't handle more than that... Should I separate the batch into 2 or make a 2 gal batch? Also, the yeast that came with it says its good for a OG of 1.060, but the kit says OG should be 1.078-1.080.. Is this a problem? Its a Wyeast kit, but not sure which number off hand.

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Old 02-18-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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The partial boils I do are usually 3 or 4 gallons. If you can boil 3 gallons, I'm sure you'll be fine. 2 gallons is less than half of your batch.

If you end up with 1.08, that definitely qualifies as a big beer. One option would be to make a starter with your yeast, basically giving it a head-start and propagating more working yeast cells.

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I have done (kit) trippels with two pots. It can work.
With an OG of 1.080 a starter is needed.

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I have a red ale that will be coming out of primary this weekend I hope... Its a completely different yeast... That one has Nottingham. Would it be possible to re-use either part or all of the yeast cake?

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