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Offline Slackjawls

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Best time to pitch more yeast?
« on: November 11, 2017, 04:23:08 AM »
I split one liquid smack pack between two 3.5 gallon batches of 1.056 OG cider today.  I know I under pitched.  Is it better to pitch more tomorrow (18 hours later) or wait until it finishes and check the gravity and add more if under attenuated?

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Re: Best time to pitch more yeast?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 03:54:58 PM »
Pitch more now
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Best time to pitch more yeast?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 06:38:40 PM »
I would do it sooner than later. You don’t want that yeast  to be strained. Have you considered doing starters? It’s so easy and it ensures a healthy ferment


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Re: Best time to pitch more yeast?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 07:06:28 PM »
If those are the options I wouldn't worry about it. After 18 hours you'll be mostly if not entirely through the growth phase.
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Re: Best time to pitch more yeast?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 07:28:21 PM »
Did fermentation get going in a reasonable amount of time? If so, then no worries.