yeast amount/intensity - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > yeast amount/intensity

Thread Tools
Old 03-22-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
Mar 2007
Posts: 456
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

I brewed an IPA last night (extract with specialty malts), and the BM from a local microbrewery offered me some of their yeast to I did. He filled up the canister I had, and it looked like a lot. This morning (about 8 hrs. after pitching), it was going absolutely nuts. The crown had risen almost 4 inches above the surface, and there's a constant flow of CO2 out of the blow-by hose. Apparently it's pretty potent.

At this rate, it looks like it will ferment much faster than previous batches. My question is-what effect will using a large amount of powerful yeast have on the final product?

Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 11:01 PM   #2
Feb 2007
Posts: 205
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Using yeast like this will give you cleaner tasting beer, will ferment out a little faster, and will give you more complete attenuation. Basically, you will get better beer with a little lower final gravity.

Bugeater Brewing Company

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boil Intensity... Craig311 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 06-06-2009 02:57 AM
Amount of yeast? pbr_me_asap Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 04-03-2009 02:07 AM
Yeast amount BrooklynBrew Recipes/Ingredients 3 03-26-2009 10:10 PM
yeast amount? Machiavelli Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 02-04-2009 07:54 PM
amount of yeast... undallas Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-26-2008 08:37 PM

Forum Jump