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Old 11-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Just started new batch missing Yeast!

Need some help. I just started brewing a new kit and have found that I'm missing my yeast. This is a big problem because I live absolutely freaking nowhere near a place to buy any. Will have to order online.

I'm currently soaking my grain bag, and will next bring the 2 gal of water to a boil then add my extract (it's a Belgian white extract kit from Austin Homebrew Supply), etc etc...

What do I do? Do I call it quits and waste the grain bag ingredients (1/2lb white wheat, 1lb flaked oats, 1/2lb pilsner malt, 1/2lb flaked wheat)? Or is it better to continue and then...?

Sorry if I'm in the wrong forum area, kinda panicking and needed to post ASAP.

Huge thanks for any and all help!!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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I guess tossing it is a waste for sure, making it and holding the wort until yeast arrives has risk but it's not a guaranteed loss like tossing it is.

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
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Did you forget to order the yeast or did Austin forget to ship it? If they forgot to ship it, I'm sure you can call them and they'll get it out to you as express as possible. If that's the case, i would finish the brew and leave it in he fermenter until the yeast shows up. Just be sure to double check all your sanitation.

If you forgot to order it and don't want to pay for express shipping, I would wait to brew and just sacrifice the grain (order more with the yeast).

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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I've waited 3 days to pitch. With good sanitation you should be fine, but I would have them overnight the yeast.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #5
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Do you have any other beers going? If so you could rack the beer on to a yeast cake.

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:11 PM   #6
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Not their fault at all, it's mine. On a birthday list I made I gave my wife a link to the kit I wanted and said (in email):

" No "yeast fuel" or packs to keep yeast cool. I have no preference of yeast brand."

She read that as "I don't need yeast"

So here's where I'm at. I put the brakes on, I poured the <2 gallons from the soak into two plastic jugs and stuck them in the deep freeze. This seems very unconventional, but I can't think of a reason that would be a problem other than I'll have to bring those two frozen chunks to a boil when I resume.

What say you?

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:22 PM   #7
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I would toss it....You are talking about wasting 2.5 lbs of grain or about 5-6 dollars worth. MUCH BETTER to wait and do it right! Order your supplies today and you can brew next weekend. If you get an infection you wasted 25 dollars and your time......

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Old 11-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #8
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Yeah, I'm leaning more that way, because I like to keep notes about what I did so I always know what went wrong or right. This just unnecessarily introduces too many variables into the process. If it turns out crappy I wanna know that it's the recipe, not the cook, so I can find another one to try.

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:54 PM   #9
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I agree with Phunhog, it's just not worth trying to save. You might be able to but you'd be chancing it for a few bucks. And if you saved it and something tasted off you wouldn't know what the cause was and would question saving it.


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Old 11-12-2012, 08:32 AM   #10
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I am sure you have thought about it now, but this is one of many reasons home brewers keep extra yeast (like Notty) on hand.

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