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Old 06-12-2007, 02:57 AM   #1
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Anyone know if any of these should be pitched if older than 2 years? I just picked up a bunch of stuff off of CL and the guy indicated that he had not brewed for at least 2 years.

  • Irish Moss
  • Whirlfoc
  • Divergan F
  • Oak Chips
  • Safale S-04
I don't know how it was stored, but it has been shipped from Singapore to the US.
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The only thing on the list I would be concerned with is the yeast.
Safale packages should be stamped with an expiration date. It would probably work after that date, but it's cheap enough that I would probably just replace it.

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I don't know much about the Divergan F, but I would imagine everything else would be just fine. Maybe the Salafale, but dry yeast is pretty resilient.

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...but it's cheap enough that I would probably just replace it.
Actually, in looking over the list, all of the items seem to fall into that category. I guess I have a hard time getting rid of something that still might be useful.
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You're right, no high ticket stuff there, but the yeast is the only thing that could "die".
You could rehydrate and proof to test for viability, just have a backup handy.

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Personally, I wouldn't chance the yeast; it's a buck fifty to replace it. The rest of the list - no worries.

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