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tnecniv
10-10-2013, 09:38 PM
So through some misunderstanding between me and my brewing partner, we put two packets of yeast in a one gallon carboy with our intention being to only put one packet in. That batch's must is made of 3 gallons of honey with a little added cinnamon and some yeast nutrient.

Did we ruin the batch?

Chevette Girl
10-10-2013, 10:32 PM
Nope, it should be fine. You just overpitched a bit, some folks always put more than strictly necessary. I don't usually worry too much about how much yeast I put in, since once it gets going, it doubles every two hours or so anyway, so you're a couple hours ahead or a couple hours behind, it'll all work :)

Marshmallow Blue
10-11-2013, 11:31 AM
Yup, CG gets the creds here. Its all gonna double out to be way more than what you pitch so its fine. I think you mean 3 pounds of honey because 3 gallons of honey won't fit in a 1 gallon carboy.

tnecniv
10-11-2013, 11:45 AM
Thanks for the help, and yes, 3 pounds. I haven't perfected my bottomless 1 gallon carboy yet.

Chevette Girl
10-11-2013, 06:06 PM
Carboy of Holding? ;D I sure could use a few of those...