I stopped by my friends place yesterday and she was just finishing up a NB Oktoberfest kit (OG 1.058) and pitching a single smack pack of yeast (WYEAST 2633). I told her that she was underpitching by quite a bit and she asked me for advice, I said I'd think it over and get back to her. The options I think are:
-Let it ride, should still make good beer-may have some attenuation issues
-Go to the brew shop today and pick up another pack (or more like 3 more packs)
-Or I could give her some harvested Bavarian Lager yeast I have handy, I'm thinking a few days with the current yeast would result in the proper yeast flavor contribution and then adding the additional yeast would assist in completing the fermentation, the Bavarian Lager yeast should be fine for the style
I'm leaning towards giving her some of the Bavarian lager yeast and having her pitch it right away. Anybody have an opinion on this?
She has a space where she can maintain 50-55F pretty consistently.