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Title: Best time to pitch more yeast?
Post by: Slackjawls on November 11, 2017, 04:23:08 AM
I split one liquid smack pack between two 3.5 gallon batches of 1.056 OG cider today.  I know I under pitched.  Is it better to pitch more tomorrow (18 hours later) or wait until it finishes and check the gravity and add more if under attenuated?
Title: Re: Best time to pitch more yeast?
Post by: reverseapachemaster on November 11, 2017, 03:54:58 PM
Pitch more now
Title: Best time to pitch more yeast?
Post by: BUZZSAW52 on November 13, 2017, 06:38:40 PM
I would do it sooner than later. You don’t want that yeast  to be strained. Have you considered doing starters? It’s so easy and it ensures a healthy ferment


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Title: Re: Best time to pitch more yeast?
Post by: a10t2 on November 13, 2017, 07:06:28 PM
If those are the options I wouldn't worry about it. After 18 hours you'll be mostly if not entirely through the growth phase.
Title: Re: Best time to pitch more yeast?
Post by: brewinhard on November 14, 2017, 07:28:21 PM
Did fermentation get going in a reasonable amount of time? If so, then no worries.