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Old 12-22-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default pitch before moving to fermenter?

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I did my first all grain batch last night. 1 gallon ipa of my own (very simple recipe).
I'm planning to make 1-2 gallon batches at home in my little kitchen somewhat regularly. The problem is that I only have one 1 gallon jug and two .5 gallon jugs (growlers).
If I ever wanted to ferment a full 2 gallons in all three jugs, would it be OK to pitch the yeast in my kettle (after bringing down to temp) right before pouring into the jugs? I thought this might be a smart way to ensure that the yeast is pretty evenly dispersed.


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Old 12-22-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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No reason it wouldn't work. It would be a lot easier than portioning out the yeast for each jug.


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Old 12-22-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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the issue would be figuring out a good, sanitary method of making sure there was an even mix
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:06 PM   #4
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Also, if you intend to filter out any trub you'd likely lose some yeast as well.
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If you just stir it with a sanitized spoon after pitching, it would be fine.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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Ah, yes. I forgot about straining. I might just skip the straining step this time as a tradeoff for even yeast distribution.


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