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Ddogsleezy 03-16-2012 02:25 AM

how long to leave smack pack
hey guys, i'm getting ready to brew this weekend and have a question about using a smack pack. i've never used one before. the brewing instructions that came with the recipe kit say that the smack pack could take anywhere from 3 hours to a few days for the pack to expand. my question is this: will it hurt if i smack the pack a day or two before brewing? or could the pack explode? i would hate to count on the pack only taking a few hours to expand and have it take a day or more and then not have yeast ready when i need to pitch.

any advice would be great. thanks

Ma23456 03-16-2012 02:28 AM

Smack the night before.. Make sure it's completely broken... Then let it sit at room temp until ready 2 days is too long and 3 hours is assuming its manufacturing date is less than a month

badbrew 03-16-2012 02:37 AM

Smack it 4 hours before and relax.

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