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Squench
05-17-2007, 03:39 PM
I wanted to make this recipe but have a question:

http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?option=com_rapidrecipe&page=viewrecipe&recipe_id=120&Itemid=6

When making a gallon of the Joe's Pyment he says to use ec-1118, but not an amount. How much yeast do you add for this recipe? One site I read said from 1g to 1.25g per gallon when making mead.

Thanks all

Dan McFeeley
05-17-2007, 03:46 PM
You can use the entire 5 gram packet. That should be enough and more for a five gallon batch.

Squench
05-17-2007, 04:02 PM
So are you saying use 5g for 1 gallon? I am taking it as use 5g and some more for 5 gallons.
Sorry for the confusion.

Is there a ratio for yeast to gallon?

Thanks

Oskaar
05-17-2007, 05:30 PM
So are you saying use 5g for 1 gallon?

Uh...mmmm... yeaaaah! :drunken_smilie: LOL 5 grams in a one gallon batch is just fine and won't overload your must with too many cells. Make sure to rehydrate your yeast correctly before pitching.



I am taking it as use 5g and some more for 5 gallons.
Sorry for the confusion.

Is there a ratio for yeast to gallon?

Thanks


5 Grams is also just fine for a five gallon batch as long as the brix is 26o or below, otherwise if the brix is above 26o add two 5 gram packets for a total of 10 grams. Again, make sure to rehydrate per manufacturer's specification which you can find on the Lallemand website. (http://www.lallemandwine.us)

Hope that helps,

Oskaar