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Old 02-26-2011, 03:19 AM   #1
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I am going to do a small batch brew tomorrow. Using Mr. Malty, I it suggests just 4 grams of yeast. I have an 11 gram pouch. I am a new brewer, will the remaining unused yeast be OK if I put it into a small ziploc in the fridge, or is is likely to cause a sanitation problem if I try to save half a packet? Is 11 grams overpitched if I use it on a 1.2 gallon brew? I'd assume so.... but I don't pretend to know much. THANKS! Dan


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Old 02-26-2011, 03:25 AM   #2
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Overpitching is way better than underpitching. I'd use the whole sachet since dry yeast is relatively cheap, and you do run sanitation risks by trying to save it.


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Old 02-26-2011, 03:25 AM   #3
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Keeping the rest in a ziploc back is fine. No sanitation concerns.
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:14 AM   #4
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It's a left over brew of some stuff I have around. I wanted to make a double IPA type brew, so I am thinking of trying this: http://hopville.com/recipe/537635/im...25-version-alt
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