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Simphoto02 09-23-2009 06:03 PM

Smack Packs?
 
Hey,

How long will a Wyeast Smack Pack be good for AFTER it has been smacked, and stored at room temp?

They are still blown up tight as they could be. Kind of afraid to touch them for fear of making something explode.

Anyway, if they are all puffed up, are they still pitchable without re-starting?

JKoravos 09-23-2009 06:10 PM

You should put them in the fridge if you're not going to use them for a few days (or longer). You're just losing viability if you leave them out at room temp.

springer 09-23-2009 06:18 PM

When are you brewing?

Simphoto02 09-23-2009 06:24 PM

They have been out for over a week, 10 days. I am planning to brew this sat. Whole bunch of life has gotten in the way lately.

Pitch 'em or dump 'em?

Yooper 09-23-2009 06:30 PM

Make a starter today, and you'll be on set for this weekend. I would NOT dump them. Yeast is expensive!

Simphoto02 09-23-2009 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YooperBrew (Post 1565729)
Make a starter today, and you'll be on set for this weekend. I would NOT dump them. Yeast is expensive!

If you could run through the whole starter thingy. Kind of new to that. I have a gallon of starter wort made and in the fridge.

Can I use that?
Warm it up and ....?


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