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Old 08-22-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default Advice needed ASAP!!!

Planning a brew for today and my LHBS had only dry wheat yeast. Since it had been a long time since I used one, I asked for advice. He suggested mixing a little DME with a quart of sterilized water and mixing in the yeast to start overnight. After I did I ran across the thread below about "proofing". So, did I screw up or will the yeast still work. It is definitely live, or at least it was since last night.

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Old 08-22-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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If you've already done it, don't worry, it will be fine.

Out of curiosity, what kind yeast exactly did you get, and what are you brewing? Its really unusual that an lhbs would only have *one* kind of yeast and for that one kind to be a variety used for wheat beers.

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Brewing a wheat beer. Was actually wanting the Wyeast German Wheat, but he was out of that one. Had to settle for the SAfbrew WB-06.

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Cool. Have a great time brewing today!

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With dry yeast it isn't necessary to make a starter, but it won't hurt anything...

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Ok, update on the starter. Last night it started up real good but today there is nothing on the top surface. Everything has settled and shows nothing like activity. Is this normal?

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With a whole packet of dry yeast, and a small starter, the yeast probably finished up that fast, brew as usual and when ready to pitch, give the starter a swirl and pour it in the fermenter.

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You should be fine, There will be a bit of a lag after you pitch because the yeast have eaten through all of the sugars in your starter.


Dry yeasts are really forgiving, and normally produce consistent results

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I currently have 5 packets of Notty, 10 packets of S-05, and 3 packets of Danstar munnich in my fridge for the emergency repitch or an unplanned brewday. dry yeast is great to keep around, and as stated above is pretty consistant.

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Ok, update on the starter. Last night it started up real good but today there is nothing on the top surface. Everything has settled and shows nothing like activity. Is this normal?
Give your starter a gentle swirl.......... you will be surprised at the activity if you are using an airlock.

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