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Old 02-02-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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I am going to experiment using corny kegs as fermenters. I have a 15 gal kettle so I plan on brewing enough to end up with 8 gallons post boil and split 4 gallons between 2 kegs to allow enough head space for the krausen.

I am going to brew a brown mild and shooting for OG of 1.040. I had planned to use 1 packet of Danstar Windsor dry yeast for each keg but when I used Beersmith to scale the recipe up from a 5.5 gallon post boil batch the amount of yeast needed stayed at 1 packet for the 8 gallons. Should I split the 1 packet between the 2 kegs per Beersmith or use 1 packet for each?

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Old 02-02-2009, 04:50 PM   #2
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pitch one into each just to be safe, you should post pics on how you rigged up your air lock.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:14 PM   #3
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Use the Mr Malty Pitching Rate calculator. Easy as pie. It'll tell you exactly how many grams of yeast to pitch.


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