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Old 03-25-2010, 01:39 AM   #1
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I was planning to brew an IPA this evening, so I smacked my Wyeast 1056 Activator pack this morning. Within a few hours it was completely swollen. Turns out I am not going to have time to brew tonight, and more than likely will not have the opportunity to brew until Sunday.

Should I re-refrigerate the yeast?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:43 AM   #2
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Yes, IMO you should keep the yeast cold. When you smacked it, you just released some yeast nutrient and woke them up. Put back to sleep in the fridge then rewarm/shake a couple of hours before you brew...or make a starter.

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:52 AM   #3
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keep it in the fridge and make a starter 24-36 hours before you brew.

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:37 AM   #4
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+1 what these guys said. Throw it in the fridge and you should be fine for Sunday. You might want to make a starter just to make sure your yeast is healthy and working.

Good luck!

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice folks. Back to the fridge they go.

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Old 03-25-2010, 12:11 PM   #6
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You might want to make a starter just to make sure your yeast is healthy and working.

Good luck!
I think you should really make a starter because one yeast pack is not enough yeast for a 5 gallon batch of IPA
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