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Old 12-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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I have two beer kits that I have had for well over a year and have not made the beer.

Is the yeast packet in these kits no good now or will they still work?

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Check the dates on the yeast pack. Dry yeast lasts a lot longer than liquid in terms of shelf life. If it is a little past the expiration its probably fine. However if it expired in 2010, spend $3 and get a new pack of fresh dry yeast. I always keep a few extra packs of dry yeast in the fridge just in case (Safale or Nottingham are good choices)

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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Get new, and you will not worry. Most yeast you can buy will probably be better yeast anyway.

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