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Old 06-06-2006, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default White Labs Yeast & 2.5 Gal batch

Hi, guys.

I a planning to start 2.5 Gal batch (English bitter, from Munton's no-boil kit), and I have pitchable White Labs yeast which says that it is good for 5 Gal batch.

Should I use only a half or is it Ok to use it in full?
Guy in the homebrew store told me it is ok to pitch whole vial content, faq on white labs web-site says that 'If the beer is overpitched, yeast do not grow though a complete growth cycle. This results in few new yeast cells, which makes for unhealthy yeast and low viability by the end of fermentation.'

What do you think?

Also, if I use only a half, can I keep the rest in the fridge an use it in ~3-4 weeks?

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Old 06-06-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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If you don't plan on making a starter, I'd say use the whole vial. It takes a whole heck of a lot of yeast in order to reach an overpitching scenario, and a whole vial is far from that amount.
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