« 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!