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Old 03-11-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default 1.068 OG, one pack of S-04 or two?

Doing an oaked IPA extract kit. Came with 2 packets of dry S-04 yeast. Plan on re-hydrating, wondering if I'm better off using one or both packets?

5 gal batch, 1.068 GG, plan on rehyrdating in 8 oz of water.


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Old 03-11-2011, 02:15 AM   #2
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How old are they?

I'd say unless they are fairly old, you're fine pitching just one.

It is interesting that the kit came with S-04 and not US-05, though.


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Old 03-11-2011, 02:17 AM   #3
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Octane IPA kit from Midwest. Did an APA last week with s-05, goign swimmingly, but that was only 1.046 OG. Kit has been at my house for a week. Lord knows how long they had it, they seem reputable, so I wouldn't imagine it's really old stock.
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Generally those packets are good for a beer up to 1.05 / 5 gal. SO two makes sense to me, but i've under pitched straight in my nievity and it always worked out so suit yourself.
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http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html

Calls for 13g of dry yeast, one 11.5g packet should do the trick.
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Worst case I could always re-pitch right? Target FG is 1.012-18
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Worst case I could always re-pitch right? Target FG is 1.012-18
I wouldn't worry about it. I used one packet of US-05 to take a 1.100 IIPA down to 1.015. Safale yeast is a beast.
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I've pitched on packet s-04 into 10+ gallons @ 1.06 and it worked just fine for me.

But to be technical, I can read the package here:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/SAFAL...AST-P1482.aspx

It Says: 11.5g (1 package) good for 20-30 liters (5-7.5 gallons), i'd assume that was with a normal og (1.05), package doesn't say.

Over pitching couldn't hurt, especially if you're not sure it's well oxygenated and all that.

Stuff cost about $3/pack, so not much reason to skimp, IMO.
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I'm surprised it says to direct pitch, maybe that's why they recommend using two! Direct pitching can kill up to %50 your viability, so yeah I'd definitely rehydrate it.


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