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Old 10-15-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default liquid yeast 'smack' pack activators

so i got a liquid yeast pack for a brown ale kit i started and it was a wyeast 'smack' pack, where you break the pouch inside to release the activator.

well anyways i went to activate the yeast and i broke the package open when i 'smacked' it like it said. i lost a little bit of liquid from the pouch, i paniced and dumped the remaining yeast and activator into a ziplock bag i sealed it and low and behold the yeast actually started doin its thing.

i let it activate for about 2 hours and pitched it into my primary with the brew.

afterwards i now have 2 concerns.

#1. the ziplock bag wasnt sterlized when i poured the yeast in

#2. i lost a decent amount of liquid when the package popped

less than 24 hours later i have great action on the airlock

should i be worried about having a bad batch of beer on my hands?

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:25 PM   #2
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nope, sounds like it'll be fine. you obviously had some sanitation issues, but i'm sure you'll find it was not contaminated.

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
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wow, you managed to break the foil bag popping the inside bag?!

as long as it was a brand new, never before used ziploc bag...yer prolly ok since those are sealed when packaged at the factory there's a slim chance anything ever got in there.

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Old 10-15-2007, 11:42 PM   #4
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haha yea dude i was trying to be gentle and do it the right way but i became a little frustrated and was a little forcefull, lol.

so minus the sanitation part of it, what about the bit of yeast that was lost? i assume it will just take some extra time to reproduce the yeast right?

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:13 PM   #5
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If you had lost HALF of the yeast, that would have added about two hours to the growth stage.

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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it wasnt nearly half i would say maybe 1/5th or less

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so i got a liquid yeast pack...i lost a little bit of liquid from the pouch...
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#2. i lost a decent amount of liquid when the package popped
Consistency, man, consistency!

Since you have airlock activity, I say you're gonna be fine. See it to the end, bottled/kegged, whatever. Just don't dump what is most likely perfectly good beer.
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Sounds to me like you'll be fine.

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Consistency, man, consistency!

Since you have airlock activity, I say you're gonna be fine. See it to the end, bottled/kegged, whatever. Just don't dump what is most likely perfectly good beer.

lol i like to be vague to make things difficult for you! JUST KIDDING
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