I'm really a happy camper tonight- I mean , um... this morning! I just brewed a Scottish Wee Heavy using my own recipe run through Beersmith and missed my target OG by only one point. Target was 80 and measured was 81.
Just switched for this batch to a spanking brand new 4 gal kettle from a 2 gal and what a difference it makes. The kettle (I like the word kettle
because it fits this one) has rounded sides, steel w/ a copper bottom and a domed lid - very 'old country' looking. I think I may have to name
Anyway, I'm waiting for the batch to cool down in the fermentor before I pitch and was wondering about high OG beers and yeast. I'm using a dry yeast, Safale - S04, and I don't know whether I should pitch two pkgs or if just the one would be sufficient - and hold the second unless it's necessary? I've read somewhat ambiguous information on this so far.
I doubt many are still up this late so i may have to go with my gut when the time comes.... but if anyone is still up and has any thoughts I'd really appreciate them