Mixing different yeast

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Should I mix the 2?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Brewer #188040

    Brewer #188040 New Member

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    I am in a bind. Have the whole day Saturday to brew a NEIPA at 8%.
    My OG should be at 1.072 but I only have 1 pouch of wyeast 1318 (2 months old 66%)but beersmith calls for 3 pouches. I don't have access to another packet before Saturday.
    I can make a starter without a stir plate but says I need to do it 3 times.
    I have 3 packs of us-05 as well.
    My question is can I do a 1318 starter and add a packet of the 05?
    What would happen if I mixed the 2 in the fermenter?
     
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    Why not? Let us know how it turns out. Shouldn't be a problem at all in the first generation, but I wouldn't repitch it.
     
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    why not just use the dry, their different types of yeast and not really meant for an 8% beer anyway
     
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    Pick up a second smackpack of 1318 , build up a starter with first in meantime .
    Co pitching does work but wouldn't suggest it for this style
     
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    It'll work fine but you'll have to estimate attenuation. When I've mixed yeasts, the attenuation tends to come out somewhere in the middle of the two averages.
    The S-05 should push the attenuation slightly lower and will be responsible for a little better floculation. Not necessarily what you'd prefer in a NEIPA, but if you're not letting it sit too long, you'll have plenty of haze.
     
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    Ok
    According to their website they can both handle 10% and I've read that is some cases the 05 can handle close to 12%
     
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    I would just create a starter with the 1318 yeast and pitch. You need way less yeast than you think you do IMHO
     
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    Your call really, but I wouldn't personally be afraid to pitch them both and see what happens.
     
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    Warning, this a heavily biased opinion. I don't have any use for NEIPAS. With that said, go for it! no way it couldn't screw up an IPA more than the NE style already has.\

    {Pay no attention. This is my semi-annual rant:)
     
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    I'm in the starter and pitch camp. Give it a good swirl from time to time and you'll be just fine. The O5 will make a fine beer, but not what you're looking for in a NEIPA. 1 to 1.5l starter right outta the gate and you should be golden.
     

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