Heh, I didn't catch that - nice proofreading. A half pound of dry yeast would indeed be overpitching!Not to state the obvious, or to be an a**, but I think he means 8grams or 11.5grams. Because 8oz or 11.5oz of dry yeast would be alot! My last package of Notty had 11.5gr on the label. Sorry, not trying to offend you! Have fun brewing and welcome to the forums!!!
If your using the S-04 or other dry yeasts you need to rehydrate prior to pitching