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Old 01-13-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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Just received my shipment today of all my ingredients for a AG Stout. For Yeast I order 2 dry packs of Nottingham. I always order a spare just in case. My question is the two packs both of the same Lot number have quite a different feel to them.
Pack1 feels very solid and evacuated of all gasses.
Pack 2 you can hear all the individual grains moving around and maybe has a little free room in it. Neither pack has any discernible holes.

Which pack would you suggest I pitch?

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Old 01-14-2014, 01:10 AM   #2
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Reconstitute it in water.

Pour both of the packs and see if you get any bubbling.

If you are worried - make two separate little containers. ..I use small Mason jars.

I add a tablespoon of sugar. The purists recommend Dry Malt Extract.

It gives the yeasties something to chew on while they are puffing back up.

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