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01-28-2014, 12:08 PM
I'm sure I'm not doing something right here. I have a 1 gallon batch of Wolf Moon on the go, and I (and friends) are very impressed so far. The question is, I would like to make a 5 gallon batch of it. I understand the quintupling of the ingredients, but should I only use 1 packet of yeast, or should I use more?

01-28-2014, 12:27 PM
Usually 1 yeast packet is good for 5 gallons, although i personally use a starter and 1 tsp for 5 gallons. YMMV

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01-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Usually 1 yeast packet is good for 5 gallons...
Agreed. Some people recommend using two 5g packets for particularly high gravity five gallon batches, but I've never had trouble using only one packet.

01-28-2014, 05:35 PM
Buy 500g packs of yeast, and stop caring. Bucket chemistry FTW. It's much more economical, and you can't really over pitch yeast... I use 1-2 heaped teaspoons in a 5 gal.
Just used 4 in 75 litres... So... 19 gal approx.