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Old 04-07-2013, 01:15 AM   #11
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Let it ride. Yes you are under pitching a bit but not to worry. Just rehydrate the yeast. To do so Boil water for 10 min, cool to 75-80 degrees, add yeast and stir it up. Cover with foil for a half hour then add it to your wort. I have pitched a single pack into a brew that is as strong without re-hydrating the yeast and it came out fine.

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:26 AM   #12
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I vote "let it ride". Don't know your recipe details, but a "dark wheat" as you posted probably has enough other flavor components to mask any minor off flavors. Wheat beers don't have "clean" flavor profiles anyway. I expect it will just start slow and maybe finish a bit high, but otherwise probably be OK.

Re pitching rate: according to BeerSmith for a 1.086OG, 5.00 gallons, you need 26.38g of dry yeast (WB-06 comes in 11.5g packets).

Something to consider for high gravity brews in the future: appropriate pitching levels and aerating the wort. Both help it get off to a good start and reduce the odds of off flavors or other ferm problems.

See Fermentis web site for re-hydration instructions. With dry yeast, I have re-hydrated and then pitched into a starter to step up with no ill effects.

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:30 AM   #13
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Let it ride. You'll be fine.

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I'll also vote "let it ride" especially since you have signs of active fermentation.
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Let it ride, you would be surprised by what yeast can do.

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1/2 krausen has formed, and we have a lot of CO2 production. This went off a lot faster than my Noddy 2 weeks ago. Now I will check on it every few hours.
In the last few months I've missed a day of work because I drank 120 oz of green beer. Yes, I searched this site and figured out my kit was a pipe dream....ferment for 1 week, bottle for 2 weeks....drink great beer at the 3 week mark. My Toilet Paper bill, almost cost as much as the kit. My second batch was a brown ale. It was in Primary for 2 weeks, and is racked to secondary for a week. Next week I plan to bottle it at the 3 week mark. Then I will wait a month and then try it. I have this odd feeling that I may be missing Monday to babysit this blow off tube.

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1/2 krausen has formed, and we have a lot of CO2 production. This went off a lot faster than my Noddy 2 weeks ago. Now I will check on it every few hours.
In the last few months I've missed a day of work because I drank 120 oz of green beer. Yes, I searched this site and figured out my kit was a pipe dream....ferment for 1 week, bottle for 2 weeks....drink great beer at the 3 week mark. My Toilet Paper bill, almost cost as much as the kit. My second batch was a brown ale. It was in Primary for 2 weeks, and is racked to secondary for a week. Next week I plan to bottle it at the 3 week mark. Then I will wait a month and then try it. I have this odd feeling that I may be missing Monday to babysit this blow off tube.
A suggestion: forget about calendar dates and base your decisions on hydrometer readings...this will keep your TP bill down.

Route the blow off tube into a bucket and just let it go...it will be fine.
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1/2 krausen has formed, and we have a lot of CO2 production. This went off a lot faster than my Noddy 2 weeks ago. Now I will check on it every few hours.
In the last few months I've missed a day of work because I drank 120 oz of green beer. Yes, I searched this site and figured out my kit was a pipe dream....ferment for 1 week, bottle for 2 weeks....drink great beer at the 3 week mark. My Toilet Paper bill, almost cost as much as the kit. My second batch was a brown ale. It was in Primary for 2 weeks, and is racked to secondary for a week. Next week I plan to bottle it at the 3 week mark. Then I will wait a month and then try it. I have this odd feeling that I may be missing Monday to babysit this blow off tube.
Drinking 120 oz of any beer at once would have me rockin' the thunder bucket for at least a morning, if not most of the day.
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1/2 krausen has formed, and we have a lot of CO2 production. This went off a lot faster than my Noddy 2 weeks ago. Now I will check on it every few hours.
If it is going that fast, you should be fine.

As to green beer having adverse effects, I usually associate that with less than a week corked in a bottle.

Some people are probably more sensitive.

I drink mine at a week frequently and don't have big issues.
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..."rockin' the thunder bucket"...

That there is funny

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