Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Big mistake?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
ryan_boc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 47
Default Big mistake?

I just placed an order for my next beer which included liquid yeast. morebeer offers to ship ice packs with the liquid yeast to help preserve it, but I neglected to add it to the cart when I placed my order. Will the yeast be DOA?

__________________

Primary - nothing
Conditioning - nothing
Bottling - nothing
Drinking - nothing
Up Next - an IPA or a Mead

ryan_boc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #2
Kayos
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Santa Clarita, SoCal
Posts: 1,372
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Morebeer is pretty cool if you call them and ask them to include an ice pack with it. It usually isn't shipped the same day. It is cooling off around here though and you may be fine if they already shipped it. You should have some dry as a backup anyway.

__________________

Kayos is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2007, 09:55 PM   #3
rdwj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rdwj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 4,594
Liked 19 Times on 14 Posts

Default

you should be fine. It's not very hot this time of year

__________________
On Tap: Whatever I just brewed (got sick of updating it)
rdwj is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2007, 04:34 AM   #4
Donasay
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,581
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Your yeast will most likely be fine, but I would reccomend making a starter with some extract and water a few hours before brewing. Despite what the label says, those tubes are never really "pitchable" to begin with, some beers require more fully acitve yeast than is in the tube. I always make a starter when lagering, when I do ales, I can usually get away with just dumping them in, or dumping in dried yeast that has been rehydrated for about 30 minutes.

__________________

No matter how rich you are, you can still only drink 16 or 17 liters of beer a day.

Quote:
Originally Posted by quixotic View Post
The true definition of an addiction: not stopping even when a dog is having his way with you.:D
http://www.solutionsinmetal.com/
Donasay is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2007, 04:37 AM   #5
Kubed
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Kubed's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Sin City, NV
Posts: 245
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

A starter is also a great way to make your yeast go farther. Every time I've used a liquid yeast I've saved the last little bit and used it to build my library.

__________________
Sündestadt Brauerei
Primary: Apfelwein w/ fructose, Apfelwein w/sucrose
Aging: Matt's Mega Cider, Raspberry wine, Unfiltered Apple Cider
Bottled: IPA, Hefeweizen, Magic Hat #9 clone, CCA, Apfelwein, Panty Dropping Apple Cider
Kegged: Belgian White PM, Orfy's Hob Goblin
Kubed is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2007, 04:39 AM   #6
newguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sierra Vista
Posts: 271
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

agreed. I've never had great success with just pitching the tubes. Definitely make a starter and you'll be good to go!

__________________
-=Evil Wit Brewing=-

--I Brew Therefore I am...-

In the Works: Common room ESB--(AG) Belgian Wit---(EXT)

Meadery: Grape apple mesquite cyser

On Tap: Common Room E.S.B.-----Belgin Wit
newguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-22-2007, 06:22 AM   #7
Kayos
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Santa Clarita, SoCal
Posts: 1,372
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Yes, make a starter, but not a few hours before pitching.....a few days! Should be 3 days optimally.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Starter

__________________
Kayos is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fun mistake carnevoodoo General Beer Discussion 11 05-21-2009 01:21 PM
First Mistake - What Now beachman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 10-20-2008 03:24 PM
So what do you think of this mistake? pirate252 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 09-10-2007 04:25 PM
Mistake? Beermaker All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 05-20-2006 12:11 AM
Mistake Big Erik General Techniques 6 02-02-2005 01:59 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS