Originally Posted by Cheesefood
Are the yeast dead or alive when they're in the carboy?
It's quantum theory of superposition. Schroedinger's Yeast, if you will.
Well then you know that the yeast are both dead and alive, the krauzen is both there and not there, the wort is both beer, and not beer...until you open the lid.
Remind me to tell you my theory on the Many Beers Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics.