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I have seen, on more than one occasion, that some have pitched dual packets or vials of yeast in their 5GAL batches.

I'm going to be brewing up NB's 20min Pale Ale extract kit next week and it comes with (1) vial of WLP001.  I ordered a 2nd vial of WLP001 since I had heard/seen online that some have pitched two vials to get the yeast count up there.

Any reason why this would hurt or hinder something in my batch or is it okay to do but *might* be overkill?  Sure the cost of an extra vial would be a downfall but that wasn't a main concern.  Looking for pro's and con's of dual pitching of vials/packs.

Discuss.

Thanks!

-Zac
Elgin, IL

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Equipment and Software / Choosing The Right Brewpot
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:34:04 PM »
Hello brewers!  I'm looking to spend a few bucks and get a nice brewpot for brewing.  I will be doing 5GAL batches to start off with but want the option to go bigger 10GAL down the road without upgrading equipment.  If I were to get a 15GAL brewpot to do 5GAL batches to start with - any issue with that?  I don't see how there could be but I wanted to ask.

When doing 10GAL batches, will a 15GAL brewpot be large enough?  What is a good rule of thumb in selecting a brewpot for various sizes?

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

Regards,

-Zac
Elgin, IL

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