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Old 04-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #21
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I usually use a starter so rehydrating is a moot point with me.

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:34 PM   #22
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No to threadjack but I made the mistake (it seemed at the time) of blooming/hydrating my yeast while I was still chilling (and not coming down to temperature as quickly as I thought). It sat in its little ramikan for at least 30 minutes.

Did I invite all sorts of nasties into my brew after I pitched it? It was Lalvin D-47.

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I usually use a starter so rehydrating is a moot point with me.
starters aren't necessary with dry yeast. unless you need to increase the cell count, there is no upside to making a starter. most packets already have the required cell count, and by making a starter you're getting them to consume their food stores in the starter instead of in the beer. they have all the sterols they need so a starter is redundant.
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