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Old 08-02-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
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JUST PUT A BLACK ROCK PILSNER ON AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE USED A DIFFERENT YEAST THE ONE THAT COME WITH THE CAN HAD 5grms IN PACKET BUT THE ONE I PITCHED HAD 11.5grms HAVE I PUT TOO MUCH IN, IF SO WHAT WILL HAPPEN....... OCC


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Old 08-02-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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It shouldn't hurt it one bit. If anything it might not be enough. I just had to re-pitch my IPA last week because of stuck fermentation. The cake on the bottom was huge, but it worked like a charm. Now it's just sitting in the secondary carboy dry hopping for a few weeks. From now on i'm gonna do a starter.


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Old 08-02-2005, 12:20 PM   #3
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Homebrewers are notorious for underpitching yeast. On a homebrew scale, it's almost impossible to over-pitch. Basically, more is better. Starters are definitely the way to go. You definitely did not put too much yeast in your beer.

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Old 08-02-2005, 02:26 PM   #4
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i agree 100% w/ tnlandsailor. go with a good starter next time and your beer will love you for it! one of the easiest, best things you can do to improve your brews.....
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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Here, here! I'll drink to that....or almost anything, really...?!?
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Remember that the first thing that yeast does when it is put in wort is multiply to an enormous population. Knowing that, it makes sense that adding more yeast is a good thing because it gives the yeast a head start, right?

Yeast isn't really an ingredient. You are introducing a life form to a nutritional medium that is reasonably devoid of life forms. It will do what it wants from there.

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Thanx Boyz Totally Makes Sense What You Have Pointed Out, Just A Normal Aussie Always Wanting To Make The Best Brew He Can And Getting Scared When Something Don't Go To Plan.....


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