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Old 09-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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If you had a 5gal brew thats OG is 1.080 could you use 2 packs of yeast instead of making a yeast starter with one pack? I decided to make a IPA tonight with a buddy last minute and the expected OG should be around 1.080. I have 2 things of S-05 and usually i would do a starter and use just one but dont really have the time. Is 2packs of S-05 too much for 5gal brew?

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Starters and not needed with dry yeast, do you mean you would rehydrate the yeast? Looking at Mrmalty you would need 1.5 pac of 11 gram yeast for a 1.080 beer.
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