Yeast pitches for professional brewers
How To Use The Chart
Match your desired pitch rate in the left column (in million cells per mL) and your batch size (in barrels) to determine
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There are many schools of thought on pitch rates. One rule of thumb is to pitch 1 million cells per mL per degree Plato for ales. By applying this rule, for example, a 16 Plato (1.065 specific gravity) wort would be pitched at a rate of 16 million cells per mL. Yet another rule of thumb includes pitching 0.75 million cells/mL per degree Plato for ales under 1.065 specific gravity (twice that rate, i.e., 1.5 million cells/mL per degree Plato for lagers) and 1.5 million cells/mL per degree Plato for ales over 16 Plato. Applying this rule, for instance, would result in an ale yeast pitch rate of 9 million cells/mL for a 12 Plato (1.048 specific gravity) wort. Generally, a pitch rate of 7 million cells/mL should be adequate for ales under 1.060 (15 Plato). If you have questions about recommended pitch rates or would like a quote for a pitch rate quantity not shown on the chart, please contact us.