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Old 03-17-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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the package instructions say to make a starter, do any of you guys ever pitch your nottingham dry?

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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All the time, I do rehydrate it, however I have also pitched without and it worked fine.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:51 PM   #3
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I used Nottingham on my second batch (bottled 2 weeks ago). Just opened the pack and dumped it in the carboy. Had a huge krausen a day and a half later.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:55 PM   #4
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I have done it both ways. The yeast has about a 8 hour lag time when I rehydrate it and about a 16 hour lagtime without at around 64 degrees. Do not use a starter, it will actually hurt the yeast. If you do use the rehydration, make sure you are careful about sanitizing.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:58 PM   #5
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Cool, thanks guys....I originally posted it said to make a starter, I meant rehydrate.

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:05 AM   #6
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I use it often and have never rehydrated it.

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:15 AM   #7
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I would rehydrate.

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:16 AM   #8
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I have 5 batches with it and all dry......

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:18 AM   #9
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Having started out in homebrewing with Coopers beer kits, I always pitched my yeast dry. Their yeast packets come with no rehydrating instructions and so I didn't know to do it! But in hindsight, every batch turned out just fine.

In short; Dry pitching won't hurt anything and in all honesty is probably pitched dry more often than not by homebrewers.

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:38 AM   #10
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I always rehydrate dry yeast......




...... I do this by dumping it in a 5 gallon batch and putting it to work.

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