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Old 08-19-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default How do you guys pitch your dry yeast?

Do you rehydrate? Sprinkle on top? Add to water? This is out of curiosity because I have read that different ways are better but I just sprinkle.

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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+1 im a sprinkler.

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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It depends on the yeast. I usually follow the instructions (Notty says to hydrate in warm water, let sit, then stir, then pitch -- Safale says to sprinkle into the wort).

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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I usually just sprinkle it on top like you. I've heard that re-hydrating is better for the yeast, but I've never had any issues doing it this way. If I'm doing a higher gravity beer I make a starter (usually just pitching my cooled wort on top of my last yeast cake actually).

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:37 PM   #5
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"I'm a sprinkler"... that's funny.

Depends on the beer for me. If it's a "big beer"... anything over...say... 1.060 I'll make starter the day before with dry yeast and if it's anything else, I'll rehydrate water in the low 70's as I start my process for the day.

I think rehydrating does help. It kind of wakes them up... gets them moving around before you shock the crap out of 'em with sugar overload.

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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I rehydrate every dry yeast. I've nothing against sprinkling; lots of people say it works fine and I believe them. I just like to rehydrate, so thats what I do.

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:45 PM   #7
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i have rehydrated dry yeast the first time I ever brewed. Since then I never have, and have never had a problem. Dump n shake is the way to go with dry yeast.

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My name is SD and I am a sprinkler. I just spread it across the top of the wort and seal er up! Havent had a problem yet.


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Old 08-19-2008, 08:55 PM   #9
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I hydrate at the beginning of each brew session. I love that bready smell of fresh yeast.

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I rehydrate as well. I used to pitch directly but then I read the directions on my Nottingham sachets.

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