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  1. Frankenbrewer

    Frankenbrewer Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks, I want to brew a big ABV beer but in a 2.5 gal batch. Would one pack of dry or liquid yeast be enough to get close to 8.5 - 9%? I have read that once you are at the OG of 1.070 or higher 2 pitches are usually needed. Your wisdom is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Use the yeast calculator! One pack should be enough - they left out the "5 gallons of" 1.07 OG wort. The metric is cells/milliliter so volume matters.
     
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    I am brewing a 9% Belgian strong right now. 2.5 gallon batch. I am using a single packet of Safale T-58. No issues.
     
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    Whats your grain build if you dont mind me asking?
     
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    7 lbs 2-row
    1/2 lb special B
    1/2 lb aromatic
    1/2 lb honey
     
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    Nice...sounds tasty!
     
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    One pack of dry is good for an ale, 2-3 for a lager, assuming a gravity of 1.080 or so in a 2.5 gallon batch.

    Liquid yeast has a lot less yeast than dry, especially if it’s a couple months old. 50 billion per pack for liquid (2 months old) and 200 billion for dry when properly hydrated.

    It depends on the beer your brewing.
     
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