Originally Posted by Soundwav
that helps.. thanks Jtsims21..
should i culture my yeast in a measuring cup before hand or directly add it to the batch when im done???
opinions vary, but I recommend rehydrating if you can. It will certainly work to sprinkle the yeast on top once the beer has been cooled down to 65 degrees F.
I like to rehydrate with spring water. There is a small risk of infection, but IMO it's so light as to not worth worrying about.
Otherwise, you will want to boil some water in a pan, then cool down in an ice bath before pouring into a sanitized glass and sprinkling your yeast on top. I usually put a sanitized piece of foil on the glass and after 10-15 minutes shake it a bit to integrate the yeast into the water. Do this until the yeast is completely mixed in.
BTW - Do you have any sanitizer? You WILL need it.