I started this today, with the bad lot number etc.
Ignore the "122" on the thermometer, that's a default alarm setting that can't be turned off, it is not the temp of the probe. The temp is on the left side of the display.
91 degrees, packet says 92 is the upper limit for proofing.
I put 1/8 teaspoon of the yeast in, set the timer for 15 minutes, according to package instructions.
I noticed this in the packet, yeast sticking to the sides. I'm no expert, but I think that's a no-no. Can anyone shed light on this?
I never noticed any visible activity, the only thing I noticed is that some of the floating pieces began to sink around 12 minutes. Nothing remarkable or noteworthy.
According to packet instructions, I stirred all the yeast into suspension after the 15 minute mark.
I made some 'wort' with table sugar and water. I got it to within 5 degrees of the yeast solution temperature.
Side by side.