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Old 01-02-2010, 07:18 PM   #21
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And gang You don't need to wait for a smack pack to inflate to make a starter. The stuff in there is just a little bit of yeast food to help wake them up...the inflation is the co2 produced by them eating it...it's like a tiny starter, but not enough to make the yeast pitchable, just enough to get them out of the cold dormancy they have been in...
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:11 AM   #22
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Ok... Revvy is an evil witch doctor... I thought this yeast was dead two days ago...[IMG][/IMG]

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Ok... Revvy is an evil witch doctor... I thought this yeast was dead two days ago...[IMG][/IMG]
Oh ye of little faith....

Like I said if they can live 45 million years in amber and have beer made with them, your little smack pack was perfectly fine.

Glad it worked out.
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I have used 2 year old wyeast smack packs for killer beers.
I have used the cheapest, oldest and covered in funk White Labs tubes from the LHBS.
Make a starter.
Everytime.

It will work.

Unless it's Cry Havoc. It'll work...but sloooooooooow.

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Unless it's Cry Havoc. It'll work...but sloooooooooow.
Is cry havoc slow???? I've never used it. Heck I've never seen it in any of my lhbs's. Are you sure it's slow, or is it just rdwhahb'ing?
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Is cry havoc slow???? I've never used it. Heck I've never seen it in any of my lhbs's. Are you sure it's slow, or is it just rdwhahb'ing?
it's slow..
sloth like.
three toes and all.

slow.
moss grows on this yeast slow.
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Well, I am officially a convert. I don't think I will ever brew without a starter again!

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Well, I am officially a convert. I don't think I will ever brew without a starter again!
Even better, how bout you will never brew without WORRYING again.

That's my goal for everyone on here....to be consumate rdwhahb'ers.
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Even better, how bout you will never brew without WORRYING again.
That might be asking a bit too much at this point in my brewing career! I'll still worry like a new mom... but now I have a little bit more experience for the next batch!
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Even better, how bout you will never brew without WORRYING again.
would the stone ignore the scorpion in order to find peace?


wait.... oh hell, I'm channeling Zul'Jin again.
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