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How many packets of dry yeast
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:30:35 AM »
I'm doing the Northern Brewer Bourbon barrel porter kit and I have two packets of safale S–04 dry yeast. It's going to be a relatively high OG at 1065. So I'm wondering if two packets is enough or if I should throw in a third one.
 


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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 12:34:09 AM »
Two packets should be fine as long as you rehydrate the yeast

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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 12:40:53 AM »
I am planning on rehydrating the yeast. I want to have a good attenuation rate over 75% is three a safe bet or is two going to do the job


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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 12:51:44 AM »
I am planning on rehydrating the yeast. I want to have a good attenuation rate over 75% is three a safe bet or is two going to do the job


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One is a maybe.  Two (rehydrated) is a safe bet.  Three is overkill.
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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 12:54:30 AM »
Ok thanks I'll stick with two!


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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 04:08:47 PM »
I always use one for that gravity and have no problems.
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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 05:57:59 PM »
2 packets are fine, I wouldn't rehydrate.  I am with denny, 1 packet has worked for me.  Higher that 1.070 is when I use 2
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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 06:44:01 PM »
Personally I would use just one.  But I can see two, maybe.  Three, hell no.
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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2017, 11:10:52 PM »
How do we know with no volume numbers, other than assuming 5 gallons?

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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2017, 11:45:40 PM »
How do we know with no volume numbers, other than assuming 5 gallons?

You, sir, are a true scholar.  How indeed.
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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2017, 01:57:57 AM »
How do we know with no volume numbers, other than assuming 5 gallons?

You, sir, are a true scholar.  How indeed.

Or the date on the yeast packets. I have had an online brew supply send me expired dry yeast...bastads.

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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2017, 02:09:31 AM »
How do we know with no volume numbers, other than assuming 5 gallons?

You, sir, are a true scholar.  How indeed.

Or the date on the yeast packets. I have had an online brew supply send me expired dry yeast...bastads.

Nonsense... dry yeast lasts for friggin 10 years in refrigeration, I swear to St. Bernardus.  That's one of dry yeast's hugest advantages over liquid yeast.
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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2017, 02:12:30 AM »
Thats why I use it, plus the fact that I'm never exactly sure when I'm brewing to be messing with starters and all that on most brews.

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Re: How many packets of dry yeast
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 02:21:05 AM »
Thats why I use it, plus the fact that I'm never exactly sure when I'm brewing to be messing with starters and all that on most brews.

I'm in the process currently of trying to convert 95% of all my recipes to use an equivalent dry yeast.  This year I'll be splitting almost every batch to learn more about the dry Belgian and Weizen yeasts and comparing against liquid yeasts to see how much it might matter.  If I can get away with dry yeast, I'll be using only dry for the rest of my life probably.
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