Yeast Pitch

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  1. Frankenbrewer

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    I'm making a 2 gallon Brown ale but my dry yeast pack is for 5 gal. Do I just pitch it all or half or proportionately?
     
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    If it was my brew I'd pitch it all.
     
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    Any downside to doing that?
     
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    Theoretically it is over pitching, which may lead to reduced yeast character, but you probably won't notice a difference. My concern with pitching half a pack is being able to keep the other half from being contaminated. (Assuming you are saving the other half)
     
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    I make 2.5 gallon batches regularly. If it's a high gravity beer, I pitch the whole pack. If it's lower gravity (1.055 or below), I pitch half. I just squeeze all of the air out of the package and tape it up tight. I refrigerate the rest and try to use it within two months. I have never had any issues using the leftover yeast.
     
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    Pitch it and let her buck, she'll be right.
     
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