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Old 02-01-2011, 01:22 AM   #1
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so i had some old yeast that has been kept in my fridge, left it out overnight and then added it to some 100degree water this morning. I am about to pitch it into my 1 gallon of carrot wine i mixed up last night....did i do that right?

hopefully yeast is still good, i figured rehydrating might indicate if it was, but im not really sure what im doing as this is my first rehydration. It just looks like cream right now.

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Old 02-01-2011, 01:25 AM   #2
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Yes...you did it right. I like to let it sit for 15 minutes after sprinkling the yeast on the water, then come back and stir gently. Wait another 5 minutes, then pitch.

Rehydrating wont tell you if the yeast is good or not, it just gets the yeast ready for pitching.

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Put a couple of spoon fulls of the must in the yeast solution. In 15 minutes, you will know.

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I've used dry yeast (kept in fridge) that was over a year past its expiration date & had no problems with it at all. BTW, it was Red Star Premeire Cuvee. Regards, GF.

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Old 02-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
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thanks guys, pitched it that night and currently is bubbling nice and happily!

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