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Old 12-30-2008, 11:41 PM   #1
Aug 2008
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I brewed my 3rd brew today and it was the first time using a carboy as the primary.

What is the best way to pitch dry yeast into a carboy.

When I poured the wort into the carboy and topped it off with water to 5 gallons there was a lot of foam on the top, so I figured sprinkling the yeast was a bad idea.

Just looking for the best way to handle this in the future.



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Old 12-30-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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Just pitch it in there, no worries. Many people will take sanitized water and re-hydrate the dry yeast but I've found this to be unnecessary with normal gravity beers. With any beers below 1.060, I just sprinkle it on top of the foam. The foam will subside after an hour or so and will get right to work on that wort. You'll most likely have fermentation within 12-36 hours.

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:48 PM   #3
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If its dry yeast, just pour it through the opening and give it a gentle swirl to get the yeast in contact with the wort. Don't worry about little yeast clumps. They will break up once fermentation gets going. Liquid yeast/starter, pour right in.

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:57 PM   #4
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what I do is fill about 3/4 of the wort into the carboy sprinkle yeast

the pour the remaining wort into it washes the yeast down and gets any off the insides of the boy

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