Originally Posted by zachattack
The people that don't care don't post asking for advice. The people that do might be interested in the science behind dry yeast hydration. If you don't care, stay out of the argument.
I never disputed the science. I'm only interested in irritating tight-assed individuals who have no concept of proportion. If you read the first reply to this thread (mine), my comment was that since so many people do it both ways, and since all the beer from all the people who don't rehydrate their yeast doesn't suck, it can be assumed that in the grand scheme of things, among all the different things that can affect your beer
, it probably doesn't matter that much. Have you ever heard a judge taste a beer, spit it out and say "Gyah! Clearly, the brewer did NOT rehydrate his yeast!"