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Old 02-25-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default Dry yeast packet was soft. Still ok?

I purchased an ingredient kit from my local hbs shop yesterday and when i received my packet of dry yeast it was hard and still vacuum sealed, however today i began brewing and i took the packet out of the fridge and i noticed it was soft. It still seemed sealed, i didn't see any holes or tears in it so i pitched it anyways. On the packet, it says do not use if soft or inflated. Why would that effect the yeast? Is my brew going to be ok? I probably wouldn't have used it but since its a 45 minute drive to my hbs store i did anyways. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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Cooling it in the fridge probably made the gas inside of it shrink. I think you are fine.

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:31 AM   #3
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Hopefully, you didn't pitch it straight out of the fridge. Dry yeast needs an hour or two to warm to room temp before using it.

Also, for better results with dry yeast, rehydrate it first. - Step-by-step help can be found here -----> http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/stir-not-stir-392550/#post4937626
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:53 AM   #4
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I let it come to room temp before pitching it, no worries there. I always use dry yeast and I have never had it do that before. everyone else think it's ok?

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Get it to room temp . Then your good . Only issue i had before was it froze in my refer. Then it was no good.

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