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Old 01-30-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default Slightly Underpitched or grossly Underpitched?

Hey everyone! I'm sure this question has been answered but I was unable to find it in my search. I brewed yesterday and was shooting for a 1.080, when to my surprise I hit a 1.090. I am totally ok with the fact that I may end up with a much bigger beer, but I made a starter for a 1.080. In Beersmith and on mr malty they say I'm about 20 billion cells short of a proper pitch. I know it's not the worst, but I also know it's not the best. I made a 1.5L starter with 1 vial of wlp002 and 1 vial of wlp007. That's two vials in ONE starter. Is there a straight answer? How stressed will that yeast be? I'm fermenting in the 70-72 range currently. Thanks for any feedback!


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Old 01-30-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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Unless you made a large batch (10 gallons +) you should be fine. Don't sweat it.
For a 5 gallon batch (unless it is a big beer) I always use 1 vial in my starters.


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Old 01-30-2014, 09:34 PM   #3
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I think you'll be fine but am curious as to whether this was an extract or all grain batch?
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Sounds ok if this is a 5-5.5 gal batch. Iv'e made a fine 5.0 gallons of 1.074 OG beer with only one dry yeast pack (11g) which is about the same as 2 liquid yeast vials with no starter.
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underpitching by 20 billion cells isn't the end of the world. you were in the ballpark.
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It'll be fine. No worries.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! I thought I would be alright but you know how it is. This is an all grain biab 4 gal batch.


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