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Old 07-28-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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So long story short I had my wyeast in the freezer.....after it had been activated/smacked. I was going to have it in there just a short while and forgot. Left it in over night. Very frozen today. When it defrosts will it still be good?

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Some cells may have survived the only way I would trust it is to make a starter to see .

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If the wyeast packs have swollen back up over the day as it defrosted and when I shake them I hear the little yeasties bubbling do you think its ok?

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If the wyeast packs have swollen back up over the day as it defrosted and when I shake them I hear the little yeasties bubbling do you think its ok?
I don't know. I wouldn't bet on it. You may have lost many of the cells. You'd probably have to make a starter to ensure viability.
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