Using two Saflager-23 Packets for Doppelbock?

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Jeffo

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I was buying ingredients for our Doppel at the LHBS and he suggested using two Saflager 23 packets. Two questions I have:

Should I use two or somewhere between one and two?
What happens if too much yeast is used?

We'll have 9 lbs. of LME, one lb. of DME and 2 1/2 lbs. of specialty grains that will be mashed for a five gallon batch. Fermentation will be at about 60dF. That's as cold as we can get it.

Thanks.
 

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overpitching is hard to do. in my opinion, you should definitely pitch 2 packs in a lager. better safe than sorry - a stalled fermentation can be a nightmare.
 
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60°F is pretty high...you're making more of a steam beer.
If we could somehow lower the temp how would that change the flavor? Or conversely how will the higher temp change it from what it should be? Thanks.
 
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