So I'm in the middle of reading "How to Brew" by John Palmer online as recommended by HBT (picking up a chapter here and there at work when the boss isn't watching). It seems as though Mr. Palmer is an advocate of pitching at least 2 packets of yeast (when using dry yeast) to insure a good, fast fermentation. Could some of the more experienced brewers give advice on this. It seems that overpitching is not a good idea, but I'm only on my second batch. I've pitched one packet each time and things have turned out well. My fermentations have been a bit slow, but I think that it's been a problem of not properly aerating my wort rather than a yeast problem. Just wondering what you guys think.