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Old 02-09-2013, 11:33 PM   #21
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I agree with gcdowd...often times the water and wort don't mix well when doing partial boils like this. Now that we know you're true gravity is more likely around 1.051, you may well be ok. So sit tight, let your yeast do it's job, and see what you have in 2 to 3 weeks.

Paulgs3: Dry yeast packs have considerably more cells than liquid yeast, so 2 packs of US-05 would be right on for 1.080. 11.5 gram dry yeast packs contain around 200 billion cells, so 2 packs should be pretty close.
I took a gravity reading this morning. SG is 1.024. Calculated the attenuation using the following formula: [(OG-FG)/(OG-1)]*100 and got 72% as my attenuation rate which is maxed out for this yeast strain, according to the wyeast website. There was a nice krausen on the top if the brew. The FG for this brew is supposed to be 1.010 I was thinking of buying the same yeast strain making a starter, racking to a secondary then pitching the starter at high krausen in order to reach my FG.

What do you guys think of this course of action?
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:01 AM   #22
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I think that's a reasonable course of action...after giving the beer 2 to 3 weeks in the primary. You can ferment the secondary warmer than the primary (the beer's character is pretty well set after the first week of fermentation), and I'd shoot for around 70 to encourage fermentation. It may be obvious, but don't aerate the beer at this point...rack gently to the secondary. Aerate the starter VERY well.

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:04 PM   #23
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Paulgs3: Dry yeast packs have considerably more cells than liquid yeast, so 2 packs of US-05 would be right on for 1.080. 11.5 gram dry yeast packs contain around 200 billion cells, so 2 packs should be pretty close.
And that's why I use two packs!
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