Lack of Yeast

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homer

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Picked 180 lbs of Chambourcin yesterday, I'm figuring I need 3 packets of Pasteur Red and only have 2, I could throw in a package of Lalvin BM $4X4 or EC1118 or go with the 2 Pasture Red and get more tomorrow, what does the forum think? bk
 
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Boatboy24

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Go with your 2 packs. It may just take a little longer to really get rolling.
 

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Second Jim's comment, 3 would be better for that volume, but two will do the job.
 

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I would pitch the 2 packs of pasture red now and pick some more up and use them if fermentation stalls but with the warm temps around you should be ok.

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If you have not yet crushed the grapes, then you can make a yeast starter to boost the yeast population prior to pitching. However, you need a day or two to do it. So, if the grapes are still intact, they can sit around another day or two before crushing.
 

homer

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Destemmed and crushed, I like the 2 packet idea. bk
 

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Seems like everyone knows but me.... how many grams in your packet?
 
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