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Old 08-24-2011, 08:18 PM   #1
betelgeuse4721
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Making a half batch, but wondering if I should use all of the yeast in the packet?

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
cfonnes
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Try mrmalty.com yeast calculator.


What kind of packet? Dry or liquid?

How high is your starting gravity?



 
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:34 PM   #3
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yes.

 
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:32 PM   #4
betelgeuse4721
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Liquid, dont know gravity have not brewed yet, new recipe from scratch, its a california ale yeast too btw for a citrus IPA

 
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:25 AM   #5
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You'll be fine. I'd consider it a starter for a bigger beer.

 
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:21 PM   #6
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Yeah, I would use the whole vial or packet. I brew 2.5 gal brews all the time and pitch the entire vial. If you believe in Mr. Malty, he usually suggests more than 1 vial/packet per 5 gal anyway.

 
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:30 PM   #7
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The important thing is that you have enough healthy yeast cells to ferment. At this level too much isn't an issue.


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