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Old 08-06-2009, 01:31 AM   #1
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Default 1 or 2 packs of dry yeast?

I plan to brew a brown ale this weekend (OG 1.052) and I'll use dry nottingham yeast. I was just wondering,should I put 2 packs or only one is enough? I mean, is it preferable to have a stronger fermentation or can it give off flavors by adding too much yeast? Thanks.


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Old 08-06-2009, 01:34 AM   #2
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forgot to tell, its a 5 gallons batch.


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Old 08-06-2009, 01:38 AM   #3
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1 package is usually for 5 gallons.....so if all you are doing is 5 gallons.....




Just ONE package!
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:42 AM   #4
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1 package of dry yeast for that OG is plenty... 2 is overkill. There's some debate on the effects of overpitching (search: overpitching).
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I know, but I was reading a bit of John Palmer's book and he use 2 packages frequently in 5 gallons batches... I was just wondering if it can improve the beer.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:43 AM   #6
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Ok thanks ALBrewer... answer are too quick on this forum! Don't have time to write! I'll use only 1. Thanks.
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I could see using two packs for a big beer like a russian imperial stout or barleywine, but certainly up to 1.060 or so I wouldn't hesitate to use just 1 packet.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:25 AM   #8
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Two packet it's 5 grams (wimpy Munton's), one if it's 11 grams (Nottingham).


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