Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Adding a second yeast?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-25-2008, 01:48 AM   #1
czeknere
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 140
Default Adding a second yeast?

Brewed the Brewer's Best German Altbier kit yesterday. I was worried from the beginning that the kit was old (bought the kit from a shop that I had never been to before and it was obvious they didn't care too much about the hobby), and I was worried that the yeast might have been too old (noticed the dust on top of the box when I got out to my car).

Because of my worrying today, no activity in the airlock, and the fact that I happened to be in the area of Keystone Homebrew shop, I picked up a Wyeast German Ale smack-pack. Well an hour ago, the airlock started bubbling slowly and my worries have subsided, but now that I have the extra yeast...would it change anything if I added it? The yeast that came with the kit didn't say which strain it was, simply: "Munton's Dried Active Brewing Yeast." Would there be any benefits from adding the German Ale yeast, what about downsides? Will it any difference at all?


czeknere is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2008, 01:50 AM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,869
Liked 6201 Times on 4415 Posts
Likes Given: 1645

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by czeknere View Post
Brewed the Brewer's Best German Altbier kit yesterday. I was worried from the beginning that the kit was old (bought the kit from a shop that I had never been to before and it was obvious they didn't care too much about the hobby), and I was worried that the yeast might have been too old (noticed the dust on top of the box when I got out to my car).

Because of my worrying today, no activity in the airlock, and the fact that I happened to be in the area of Keystone Homebrew shop, I picked up a Wyeast German Ale smack-pack. Well an hour ago, the airlock started bubbling slowly and my worries have subsided, but now that I have the extra yeast...would it change anything if I added it? The yeast that came with the kit didn't say which strain it was, simply: "Munton's Dried Active Brewing Yeast." Would there be any benefits from adding the German Ale yeast, what about downsides? Will it any difference at all?
Since the Munton's is going, I think pitching the expensive liquid yeast would be a waste. I'd stick the Wyeast in the fridge, and make another brew soon that could use that nice smack-pack.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2008, 01:52 AM   #3
planenut
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
planenut's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hanahan, SC (North Charleston)
Posts: 536
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
Since the Munton's is going, I think pitching the expensive liquid yeast would be a waste. I'd stick the Wyeast in the fridge, and make another brew soon that could use that nice smack-pack.
Nothing like an excuse for another batch!
planenut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2008, 01:53 AM   #4
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,816
Liked 2883 Times on 1701 Posts
Likes Given: 3514

Default

Take a read of this.....it will give you an idea of what you should consideer doing if you are worried.

http://blogs.homebrewtalk.com/Revvy/...before_action/
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew
Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2008, 04:55 AM   #5
czeknere
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lansdale, PA
Posts: 140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by planenut View Post
Nothing like an excuse for another batch!
Quite true! Thanks for all of the advice, it's much appreciated!


czeknere is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding More Yeast PilsnersRUs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-18-2009 10:33 PM
adding yeast Mapleroots Fermentation & Yeast 4 10-10-2009 07:36 PM
Adding Yeast hopdawg General Beer Discussion 4 07-25-2009 05:54 AM
Adding more yeast? 1.086 OdinsBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-17-2009 05:23 PM
Combining Yeast/Adding yeast half way through fermentation? humann_brewing Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-04-2009 04:54 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS