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Old 02-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #1
Feb 2013
Davis Juction, Illinois
Posts: 20

I recently brewed a 13.5 gal batch of extract RIS (Home Brew Club Style for AHA). I think I may have pitched to much yeast. My air-lock blew off my fermenter. Luckily I saw the cap bulging and I a blow off tube sanitized and ready. My temp didn't get to high, I didn't smell any esters coming off the blow off tube. Will over-pitching effect my beer?

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
Mar 2011
Littleton, CO
Posts: 50

From Wyeast Labs...

"High pitch rates can lead to:
•Very low ester production
•Very fast fermentations
•Thin or lacking body/mouthfeel
•Autolysis (Yeasty flavors due to lysing of cells)"
Bottled - Raspberry Am. Hefe and Choc/Coffee Stout
Keg 1 - Empty
Keg 2 - Empty
Secondary 1 - English Red Ale
Secondary 2 - American Ale
Primary - Empty

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