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  1. jayjay

    Quick question on pitching yeast

    Hi I am just about to pitch the yeast in my first NEIPA batch. I brew 2.5gal batches and the recipe (5 gal) calls for a whole package of wyeast london ale III. So should i just pitch half the packet or is there no harm in using it all? Cheers
  2. ChaosB

    Overpitch Diacetyl

    Think I might have overpitched my last batch which is now riddled with a flavor I believe to be diacetyl. Made a 2 L starter with WLP001 dated best by 17 MAY 20 around 15 MAR and used a stir plate. Didn't get as much yeast at the bottom of my flask as I normally see and didn't end up brewing...
  3. OahuMike

    Belle Saison Pitch at 90 Degrees? YES!

    I live in Hawaii--where it's always hot--and got tired of continually chilling during fermentation. I love the flavor of Belgian beers, so I switched to Belle Saison yeast in an effort to avoid the chill hassle. For about the past 10 batches, I've been pitching anywhere between 90-95 degrees...
  4. J

    How can I be sure of sanitation of a restarter before I pitch it

    My fermentation has been stuck a couple days so I wanted to give it a little boost. I have made a restarter using some of the wart, a heap of boiled sugar water and some extra yeast. It was getting along fine, actually just continuing to ferment without any sign of krausen so I think the yeast...
  5. Bob

    Why Not to Pitch On Your Yeast Cake

    Knocking out onto a yeast cake is never a good idea. It is - outside of a very, very few specific instances listed below - always over-pitching. Many amateur brewers report acceptable results by this practice. That's fine, and I applaud their success. Their success does not excuse that this...
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