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Old 04-22-2008, 11:18 PM   #1
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I made a 2 gallon batch of cider and added some brown sugar and frozen concentrate....probably enough to double the amount of sugar in the batch. I doubled the amount of yeast I used. I think this may have been a mistake, but I'm not sure. With a finite amount of fermentable sugar in the batch will the larger amount of yeast simply cause a shorter fermentation with more sludge at the bottom? Any major pitfalls I need to watch out for while this is fermenting?

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Old 04-22-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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Actually, you won't even have a faster fermentation probably. The excess yeast will just drop out when there isn't anything to eat. It may taste "yeasty" for a while, but that's about it. You probably didnt' even overpitch by much. One package of dry yeast is good for up to 6 gallons of wine/cider, though, so no need to double up next time!
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The yeast packet is designed for a 2 gallon batch, but I imagine it would have sufficed. Oh well.
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