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Old 10-22-2011, 04:33 AM   #1
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OK, I looked through the first few pages but I am sure this has been asked before. I ordered my Wyeast W001 from Austin Brew Supply. I paid that extra for the ice pak. It took about 5 days to get here and it wasn't warm but it wasn't cold either. Should I be worried my yeast is spent??

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Old 10-22-2011, 04:41 AM   #2
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how much extra did you pay? yeast is typically the most expensive part. I think you'll be alright, it probably wasn't above temp for too long, if it was at all.

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Old 10-22-2011, 04:41 AM   #3
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No. Yeast is extremely happy up to about 105F. If it was under that, you are good. Seriously.

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Old 10-22-2011, 04:46 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I paid $1.00 extra no big deal at all. I would say it didnt get over 65-70 degrees

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then yeah. You're totally fine. Happy Brewin!

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Make a starter, that will let you know, but id lean heavily towards the "your fine" side,

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:01 PM   #7
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as long as its not the heat of summer, should we ever purchase the $1 ice pack option? i always have but didn't know if it was worth it.. i'm pretty far from TX (im in PA) so it does take 3-4 days to get here

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I used to worry about that a lot. I put one of those ice packs in the trunk of my car last summer as an experiment. It melted in a few hours so I doubt that it does much good when transit time is measured in days. That said, I always use a starter with liquid yeast and have never had a problem. Yeast is very resilient but the starter guarantees I will have lots of healthy yeasties to pitch.

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Plus 1 to brewham always make a starter with liquid yeast to ensure viability
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Like others have said, always make a starter with liquid yeast and you will know what's going on.

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