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Old 12-15-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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How many packets of yeast do I use? Recipe says two but the guy at the HBS said one. Does it matter if I throw the second pack in there? Ive only hydrated a single pack at this point. Im waiting for my wort to cool.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:23 PM   #3
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Many thanks. Thats what I have, Nottingham, 11g. One it is.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:41 AM   #4
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I've had better success using dry yeast in terms of starting fermentation. Only one packet of dry yeast (unhydrated) will start in about 5 hours (max) vs. a starter of liquid yeast (say maybe 3 starters), which takes about 24 hours. You do the math.
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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How many packets of yeast do I use? Recipe says two but the guy at the HBS said one. Does it matter if I throw the second pack in there? Ive only hydrated a single pack at this point. Im waiting for my wort to cool.

It depends on the gravity of your wort and as mentioned the amount of yeast in the package. I use this to calculate what I need:

http://www.mrmalty.com/calc/calc.html

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