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Old 01-21-2013, 07:18 AM   #1
Jan 2013
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I usually made 10 lt batches of beer, wyeast recommends to increase the pitch if the gravity is higher and stuff like that, I had made the math for wyeast but this time I'm using Fermetis S-05. The pouch indicates one pouch for 20-30 litres so I used about 3/4 of the pouch. But now I think it wasn't enough. Can I add more yeast?

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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Yes you can. Don't fear overpitching, it's actually hard to do. For dry yeast use the whole package, once it's opened you should use it all anyway.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #3
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By the time you get around to repitching the yeast will probably grow to meet the needs if you underpitched and waited a day for results. Also for future, you should rehydrate a dry yeast before pitching. Keep a packet of dry yeast around in case you find a lack of activity in the future a day after pitching.

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