Hey guys...I'm a newb...and I think I screwed up. Go figure, right?
I KNOW I added the yeast to my brew too soon, but how long does it take to kill the yeast?
I didn't have a thermometer handy, and didn't think I had enough time to get to the store and back before I had to add the yeast. The instructions said it was more important to add it sooner than later, even if the temperature was not correct.
I added the yeast and capped the bucket. It sat for an hour until my wife got home (asked her to pick up a thermometer on her way home). I checked it and it read 98 F.
I threw in some icecubes and got it down to 85 F...the kit said anywhere between 64 and 90 degrees was ok, however I did not use the dry yeast that came with the kit. I bought the liquid stuff. Anyone know its tolerance to temperature??
As the OP asked, if the yeast is dead, can I add more later? Is the entire kit ruined?