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Old 08-22-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Default didnt refridge yeast.. think it ruined my beer.

first time not using dry yeast and didnt rwalize it needed to be cold not to activate prematury.. bout to bottle but not sure its worth it. watcha guys think?

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Old 08-22-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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first time not using dry yeast and didnt rwalize it needed to be cold not to activate prematury.. bout to bottle but not sure its worth it. watcha guys think?
Did it show signs of fermentation? Did you take a gravity reading to see if anything happened? Does it taste like flat beer?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:32 AM   #3
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For $1 worth of caps and some time, I would bottle it. I'm assuming you didn't make a starter. Lessons learned.

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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you should take hydrometer reading to see how much sugar you got in there. unless it was infected - re-pitch some yeast.

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Old 08-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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IN answer to your question, we don't have near enough information to provide a proper response.

Did you take a hydrometer reading. Did it ferment?
Did you taste it to see if it's worth bottling? (Sour, oxidized, sweet or any other bad flavors not associated with young beer)

Yeast can survive being left at room temp for a short time. It won't activate prematurely if there is no food for it. Keeping cold will help it, but being left out for a few days at room temp is not a big deal.

My advice is to first find out if it has actually done it's job, and that requires a hydrometer reading.

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