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Old 12-07-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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This bottle I have says to use a whole vial per 5 gallons of yeast. LBHS told me to put the whole bottle knowing it was for 2.5 gallons. Is this correct? If I put in whole bottle, will it hurt/

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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Won't hurt a thing. Most of the time one vial is underpitching for a 5 gallon batch. Should be about right for 2.5.

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It wont hurt. If anything, it will help. While the vial says that 1 vial is good for 5 gallons, it is usually the case that you want to grow more yeast cells by making a starter before pitching the yeast. So don't worry, it will be fine.

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Go for it! What they said!

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I went for it. Dumped the whole stinky vial in. LOL

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I went for it. Dumped the whole stinky vial in. LOL
And by "stinky" he means "awesome".

BTW, congrats on the big boy pants! I too came fron MR. BEER royalty! Nothing makes me happier than seeing brewers evolve.

And I'm only 4 months in!
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LOL..Im 3 WEEKS in! Just bottled my Mr. Beer kit beer today and used the LBK as the fermenter for this one that I brewed tonight. Im so excited about this brew tonight, that I cant sleep. LOL.

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