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Old 02-08-2013, 03:56 AM   #1
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I brewed a German alt today pitched US05 dry not hydrated on top after aerating after pitching I swirled the carboy around a few times and it looks like some of the yeast is in a clump will it be ok I pitched at 70 F

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:02 AM   #2
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Oh and i pitched this yeast about 4 and a half hrs ago

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Oh and i pitched this yeast about 4 and a half hrs ago
Very normal.

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HAHAH! I would pee myself If I saw that in my keezer! I have never used dry yeast (on its own) before though.

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Update this mourning yeast has spread out and started to drop looks like fermentation has started so things look ok got temps to 60-62 i'v never fermented a beer with this low of temps but everyone says its the best way to go so will see usually ferment at like 70 F so excited to see how much better the beer comes out

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Perfectly normal. Those are yeast rafts that do settle back into the beer. US-05 can go a bit lower,but 62F or so is good for a cleaner beer. But US-05 can go up to 22C (71.6F) & still ferment clean.
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Next time spend the extra few minutes to rehydrate the dry yeast according to the manufacturer specs. Otherwise you are losing a significant amount of cells. and it won't look scary like your pics here.
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