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Best way to pitch?

I am planning on splitting a 6 gallon batch of a big 1.106/8 RIS into 2, 3 gallon batches to avoid the mess of a blowoff. I have a 3.5 l starter that I have stepped up.

I am wondering if I should

  1. pitch all the yeast into the 6 gallons then split it into the carboys.

  2. split into the carboys then pour half into each carboy.

  3. Does it matter?

I’m going to say it doesn’t matter, but I would probably do the half and half.

Just curious, how is using 2 3 gallon carboys going to result in less blow off?

[quote=“Belpaire”]I’m going to say it doesn’t matter, but I would probably do the half and half.

Just curious, how is using 2 3 gallon carboys going to result in less blow off?[/quote]

2 (3 gallon batches) in 2 carboys

Just because it’s easier… I’d split the wort into the 2 carboys. Then split the yeast and pitch. Not sure why you’d want to pitch the yeast all in a 6gal carboy, mix well, then try to pick up a full carboy and pour 1/2 into another carboy. Sounds difficult and dangerous. Just shake up your yeast real well and pour it back and forth between to equal containers. Then pitch your split yeast into your 2 carboys

Exactly what I did this AM.

“Kate the Great” clone, looking at cracking in November for my birthday.

[quote=“mainemike68”][quote=“Belpaire”]I’m going to say it doesn’t matter, but I would probably do the half and half.

Just curious, how is using 2 3 gallon carboys going to result in less blow off?[/quote]

2 (3 gallon batches) in 2 carboys[/quote]

Read to fast, I thought you were splitting it into 3 gallon carboys.

Sounds like you got it worked out.

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