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Old 11-12-2007, 12:38 AM   #11
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You can just sprinkle the yeast on but you'll kill off a good number of them and increase your lag time.
I'm curious as to why this is. I always just sprinkle on and I have a Krausen in 2-3 hours.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:46 AM   #12
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I'm curious as to why this is. I always just sprinkle on and I have a Krausen in 2-3 hours.
When the yeast are first re-absorbing water they can not restrict what passes into the cells. So, a number of the cells die because too much toxic crap has ended up in the cells. Also, if the wort is too sugary then they cannot properly 're-fill' themselves.

Some yeast are OK just being sprinkled though, plus there are a lot of cells in those packs.
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