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(New page: Overpitching is when too much yeast is pitched into the wort. If this occurs, the most common symptoms is a very yeasty-flavoured beer, beer that is fermented too quickly ...)
 
 
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Overpitching is when too much yeast is [[Pitching|pitched]] into the [[wort]]. If this occurs, the most common symptoms is a very yeasty-flavoured beer, beer that is fermented too quickly and has high fermentation temperatures as a result. This is a very uncommon in a home brewing setup for the following reasons:
 
Overpitching is when too much yeast is [[Pitching|pitched]] into the [[wort]]. If this occurs, the most common symptoms is a very yeasty-flavoured beer, beer that is fermented too quickly and has high fermentation temperatures as a result. This is a very uncommon in a home brewing setup for the following reasons:
  
1- Most yeast packets- even liquid yeast starters- are considered by experts in the field to be either *just* enough yeast to ferment a 5 gallon batch or even to be [[underpitching]].
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# Most yeast packets- even liquid yeast starters- are considered by experts in the field to be either *just* enough yeast to ferment a 5 gallon batch or even to be [[underpitching]].
  
2- It takes a lot of yeast to overpitch.
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# It takes a lot of yeast to overpitch.
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Over pitching is most likely to occur when a home brewer is re-using yeast from a previous batch.  Over pitching can occur when you pour fresh wort on top of a yeast cake of a previously fermented batch of beer.

Latest revision as of 19:43, 12 November 2010

Overpitching is when too much yeast is pitched into the wort. If this occurs, the most common symptoms is a very yeasty-flavoured beer, beer that is fermented too quickly and has high fermentation temperatures as a result. This is a very uncommon in a home brewing setup for the following reasons:

  1. Most yeast packets- even liquid yeast starters- are considered by experts in the field to be either *just* enough yeast to ferment a 5 gallon batch or even to be underpitching.
  1. It takes a lot of yeast to overpitch.

Over pitching is most likely to occur when a home brewer is re-using yeast from a previous batch. Over pitching can occur when you pour fresh wort on top of a yeast cake of a previously fermented batch of beer.