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Old 11-22-2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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My Wyeast is just about 2 months old and is in the refrigerator. Should I smack it 2 days prior to pitching or a few hours before.

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Old 11-22-2006, 02:05 AM   #2
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I'd smack it a few days before and make a starter. If you smack it and it doesn't swell, you'd still have time to get another. Assuming it's been refrigerated, I don't think you'll have any problem with it.

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I brewed recently with a yeast that was over 1 year expired...it's purring away nicely right now...

Make a starter 4-5 days out for sure...

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How do I make a yeast starter?

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Do a search on "starters"...there should also be instructions in any one of your brew books...

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