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Pitching rate
« on: August 05, 2012, 12:53:33 PM »
So today i'm going to brew a 3gal IPA with an estimated O.G. of 1.080, according to Mr.Malty i only need one 11.5g pkg. does this make sense? i bought 2pkgs thinking that the high O.G. would "out weigh" the vol of the batch. So my question should i pitch both pkgs or just one?
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 01:01:56 PM »
If Mr malty says one I'd trust it. I'm not surprised that one 11.5g packet would be enough.
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 01:09:59 PM »
+1 to trusting Mr. Malty.   You should be fine with just one 11.5g pack of dry yeast.
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 01:14:35 PM »
Ok thanks. I guess the volume is bigger factor than i thought, i just brewed a 5gal ESB with an O.G. 1.051 and it also only need a 1pkg, so hence my surprise for the IPA, but i will go with the one pkg.
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 01:22:41 PM »
Think in terms of gravity units.  3 gal. of 1.080 = 240 gravity units (3*80=240).  5 gal. of 1.051 = 250 gravity units....pretty much the same.
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 01:31:40 PM »
just popping in to say I prefer yeastcalc.com, in case you've never heard of it.
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 01:46:00 PM »
Think in terms of gravity units.  3 gal. of 1.080 = 240 gravity units (3*80=240).  5 gal. of 1.051 = 250 gravity units....pretty much the same.

That makes a lot of sense, thanks for the hint. As a "newbie" to this hobby i appreciate of the help I get on this site.
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2012, 01:55:20 PM »
Also remember that those pitching rates assume that you're rehydrating. If not, you need to double the amount of dry yeast to account for the loss in viability.
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2012, 01:59:34 PM »
thanks, i was not planning re-hydrating the yeast but that is good to know
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 06:32:02 PM »
I hate to kick up the old "rehydrate vs. sprinkle" debate, but you should be fine with 1 pack even if you don't rehydrate. A lot of the side-by-side comparisons I've seen are fairly ambiguous over which method results in a better tasting beer. In my limited experience with beers similar to the one you're planning on brewing, sprinkling 1 pack of dry yeast has given me clean, tasty beer with no off-flavors.
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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 08:22:16 PM »
I hate to kick up the old "rehydrate vs. sprinkle" debate, but you should be fine with 1 pack even if you don't rehydrate. A lot of the side-by-side comparisons I've seen are fairly ambiguous over which method results in a better tasting beer. In my limited experience with beers similar to the one you're planning on brewing, sprinkling 1 pack of dry yeast has given me clean, tasty beer with no off-flavors.

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Re: Pitching rate
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 02:17:06 PM »
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