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Old 01-04-2011, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default 6 hours after first ever brew and I have the "I wish I had done that..."

Well, it is done and beyond me now. I'm putting my faith in the yeast and hoping for the best. But... I still can't stop from pondering on a few upsetting things that happened during my first brew.

1) I used dry yeast. I decided to rehydrate the yeast, spur of the moment and this process probably didn't go as well as I had wished. We boiled the water as described and let it cool to around 90-100 degrees before adding the yeast... what scares me is looking back I forgot cover the measuring cup with the water before adding the yeast. It sat in open air for upwards of 30-45 minutes...

2) Once the yeast was hydrated I did use saran wrap to cover it, but come time to pitch the yeast I did not stir, agitate, or do anything. Rather, I just poured the solution into the fermenter and sealed it up leaving the sediment at the bottom of the measuring cup (or likely billions of yeast cells)...

Not much I can do now other than learn from my mistakes. I just hope enough yeast cells made it to properly ferment my beer! Any thoughts?

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:40 AM   #2
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Relax brother,
This will not be the last thing you rush through or forget to do and it will all end up as beer.

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:47 AM   #3
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yeast are quite amazing. They have been making beer for us for thousands of years, dont worry and let them do what they were raised to do it will all be fine

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:48 AM   #4
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Sounds to me like you'll end up with beer.

Relax, I'm willing to bet that it turns out to be quite tasty.

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