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Old 03-08-2011, 05:21 AM   #1
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I need some help... I activated some yeast in a Wyeast activator pouch and I didn't use it. Is there anyway I can use it 24 or more hours later?

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
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Yes...

I activated a pack last Saturday night and didn't pitch it in until later in the day on Sunday. Brew has been fermenting just fine. You can leave it out in a cool room (within the yeast's posted temperature range would be fine)... Just sanitize the packet before you open and pitch. So, basically, business as usual.

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:36 AM   #3
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You most definitely can use the yeast a while after it has been activated. All activation does is dump a little wort and nutrient into the yeast to kick start it. If you don't use it, it will just be dormant again. Not a big deal. Just do your starter like normal.

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Old 03-08-2011, 05:37 AM   #4
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Thank you guys. That's very helpful.

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