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Old 10-28-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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I'm about to brew my second batch of brew its a "Flander's Brown Ale" went and picked up the supplies and my LHBS sold me some expired yeast, an not just by like a month. Expired on November 13, 2008 its a SafBrew T58. So get this, he knew that sold me them expired because he gave me two packets of them. I didn't notice till i got home and thought to myself man thats why he gave me two. I called him this morning and he said "you should be fine, thats why i gave you two just put both in at the same time" so, should i got exchange them for one in date or do you think I'll be fine. My LHBS is about 45min away...

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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I think you'll be fine. Yeast is a pretty tricky thing to kill. If your beer doesn't start fermenting by the time you hit 48 hours, I'd call him back and complain. I don't think you'll need to though.

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Old 10-28-2009, 11:10 PM   #3
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I think you'll be fine. Yeast is a pretty tricky thing to kill. If your beer doesn't start fermenting by the time you hit 48 hours, I'd call him back and complain. I don't think you'll need to though.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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You should learn how to make a starter several days prior to brewing to make sure your yeast is good and to reduce lag time.

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You should learn how to make a starter several days prior to brewing to make sure your yeast is good and to reduce lag time.
+1. Normally making a starter with dry yeast isn't needed (I usually do anyways), but with old yeast, it's a safe way to check your yeast.
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