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Old 08-09-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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is it possible to ferment a beer to fast or to use to much yeast or will it all drop out i used a wyeast activator smack pack made it into a starter and pitched it and also pitched a 2nd type of yeast directly from a smack pack? was this a bad idea?


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Old 08-09-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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It's possible to use too much yeast, but I doubt you did. How big was your starter?


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Old 08-10-2008, 01:42 PM   #3
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Yes, if it gets hot in the process
Yes (unlikely,though)
Yes
No
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Well you probably wasted a pack of yeast. The starter should have done it for you.

A brew that ferments out too fast won't gain the proper flavour profile that it could, although it will still taste good.
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Yes, if it gets hot in the process
Yes (unlikely,though)
Yes
No
Well said.

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i just 2 different smack packs...
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:45 PM   #7
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Patrick my dear, I don't want to sound harsh but punctuation and capitalization is our friend. It makes it much easier to answer questions when we know where they begin and end.


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