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Kegging and Bottling / First kegging attempt, Explosion
« on: January 28, 2014, 07:40:37 AM »
I started to use the 1gallon mini kegs(not a commercial one).  No dents or any problems.  I kegged in the first week of december and one exploded 2 days ago while siting in a temp constant closet.  I followed the recommended priming sugar amounts, so I don't think that was the issue.  Could it have been the 1 lb of carapils used for a 5 gallon batch?

Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast Quantity for 1 Gallon Ales
« on: June 08, 2013, 06:43:14 AM »
Greetings all!  This is my first post, and I can't seem to find detailed info on yeast amounts for a 1 gallon batch of Ale.  I use Beersmith 2 and took a 5 gallon SMASH  recipe of mine and scaled it to a 1 gallon batch.  I adjusted all the ingredients except one...very important one, the yeast.  It totally slipped my mind and didn't dawn on me until I was ready to pitch it.  I was using Wyest slap pack for a 5 gallon brew.  After it was ready to pitch, I poured it into a measuring cup and tried to eye ball 1/5th of a half a cup.  I don't think it was enough.  My question are:  1) Could I have just used the entire pack?  2) Is there a preferred way to gauge the amount of yeast needed for 1 gallon brews?  3)If fermentation does take in a few days can I add a fuel tablet or can I add half a package of dry yeast.  I used wyest American Ale, I have an 11g US-Safle in the freezer.

Any help will be appreciated!

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