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Old 11-09-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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i made a wit beer about 6 weeks ago and i over pitched the yeast by a fair bit and it practically fermented over night. can yeast die when this happens? iv bottled the beer and tried one last night after 3 weeks and there was zero carbonation and it tasted pretty bad is this all down to over pitching?



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Old 11-09-2013, 12:56 PM   #2
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How much did you pitch and what temp did you ferment at, I doubt it's from the over pitch, most likely it's due to fermenting too high and it finished quick and produced lots of off flavors.

What temp did you store the bottles that they are flat, how did you prime and with how much sugar-process?? Tasted bad, like what? It could just be young beer...........



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Old 11-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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The issues you laid out are not all due to pitching too much yeast. A gross overpitch could cause some yeast to starve and die, but not all of them, and it is incredibly unlikely that pitched anywhere near enough for that to be a concern. What was your OG? What was your pitch rate? What was your fermentation temp (beer temp, not air, there is a difference)? How long in bottles, and at what temp?

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You'll have to outline your recipe for us and explain all of the details of your procedures from brew day to bottling day for us to give you a reasonable guess as to what went wrong.

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