I know the title doesn’t make sense. It may make some sense after I explain.
I made a beer a day and a half ago that used leaf hops instead of pellets and had an OG of about 1.100. I filtered out many of the leaves from the wort before putting it in the primary but there’s still a large amount in the primary.
Per MrMalty’s calculator, I need to add 4 packs of Wyeast (I don’t have the equipment to make a starter yet). I added two in at the same time into my 6.5G glass carboy. I planned on waiting to add the other two, two days later (this afternoon) to make sure that the krauzen doesn’t hit the bubbler, forcing me to use the blowoff tube. I also want to keep a relatively normal distribution of yeast in the fermenter instead of having a huge spike (which might creative off flavors?).
My question is, should I siphon the beer into a second 6.5G glass carboy to remove some of the leaf hops before adding more yeast? I’m guessing I wouldn’t have enough yeast in the second-primary. The only thing I’m afraid of is getting off tastes in the beer because of the hop leaves staying in the primary.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.