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Old 06-25-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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What do you guys think the effect of a white labs vial of yeast sitting in a 110 degree UPS truck for 2 days will do to it.? I just talked to my ups truck driver (I see him everyday at work) and he hangs a thermometer in the back of his truck (i guess so he can brag about his work enviroment). I really dont want to make a starter.

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Old 06-25-2008, 08:15 PM   #2
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I think that if you got it cold enough prior and stuffed enough styrofoam around it the outside temps wouldn't reach it.

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Well its coming from Austin home brew with an Ice pack that melted before it left their shop.

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Old 06-25-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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I won't order liquid yeast in the hot months, I've had a few bad experiences with vials/smack packs being hot to the touch out of the box. Last weekend we got up to 116° in my neighborhood, those little cold packs they use wouldn't survive for half an hour. At least one vial has arrived dead as a doornail, and I've had a couple of smack packs that arrived fully swollen. Thankfully I use dry yeast for most of my beers.

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Old 06-25-2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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My last two yeasts I got in the mail from AHS were nearly dead - the starters took three days to show signs of life. Summer time = dry yeast time.

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