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Old 09-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default US05 dry yeast

Today I am brewing a 3 gal BIAB kit from NB and this will be my first time using dry yeast. My question is do you just simply sprinkle it on the wort and don't stir/shake or do you want to stir it in an aerate then?

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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With a bucket you can just sprinkle it evenly on top of the wort avoiding clumps and it should work fine without any shaking. When I pour it through a carboy neck it gets clumped into one spot and I find that 'shimmying', or sort of vibrating the carboy fast and lightly to break up the yeast helps it rehydrate a lot better. I've had clumped yeast sit a whole day and still be dry in the middle.

Oh yeah, I aerate before pitching, just shake it really good until its all foamy then sprinkle on foam.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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I've always just sprinkled the yeast on top, some make a starter, but I find it's unnecessary. Then again I've already aerated at that point. Either way I wouldn't worry.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #4
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If I use dry yeast without hydrating it I'll sprinkle it in the bottom of the carboy and then transfer on top of it. Same as you would do with priming sugar at bottling time.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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Yes, aerate before and just sprinkle on top.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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I aerate before I add the yeast. and sprinkling the dry yeast straight on top works. A few min after I pitch I give it a light stir.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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don't rack the beer on top of the yeast. The yeast is suppose to naturally rehydrate while on top of the wort( if you choose the sprinkle method). The most effective method is to just use a bottle of unopened water. Put 4oz in a sanitized measuring jar, sprinkle yeast on top, cover with sanitized foil, wait 30 minutes, stir with a sanitized utensil. Pitch into aerated wort.

I'm not advocating that rehydrating yeast is better then sprinkling on method. Just my experience.

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Thanks for all the help. From everything I have read or watched, I'm just going to sprinkle on top. Thanks for everyone's input! My first all grain brewsday!

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good luck!

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Here is what Fermentis says about Safale US-05:

http://www.fermentis.com/fo/pdf/HB/E...e_US-05_HB.pdf

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