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Old 11-11-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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What will happen if I pitched my yeast a little prematurely. I was pressed for time. It may have been down to 75 but it's hard to say?

It had a 25 min ice bath and seemed ok but I'm always worrying. Thanks ahead for the feedback

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75F isn't too bad for the average ale yeast. It'll cool down overnight if the room isn't overly warm. Get it down to 65-70F next time though. 65 would be better,as temps rising a little are better than temps lowering too much.
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You'll be fine. As long as your temp isn't up at 90+ degrees, the yeast will be fine- might not be an ideal pitching temp, but it certainly isn't going to kill your yeast. I pitched in the 80s plenty of times when I was first starting and hadn't gotten obsessive about such things yet. RDWHAHB.

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Say heady,where'd you find the keep on truckin guy in your avatar? That's a blast from the past...
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I don't remember exactly where I found it, but if you just Google "Mr. Natural," you'll find plenty of images of him.

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If it was above 90 will it just kill all the yeast?

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You'll probably be fine. When did you pitch? Is it doing anything yet?

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7 hours ago. No it isn't doing anything yet...?

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Should have some bubbling by now yea?

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Not in 6 hours or so with the average batch. I've had a couple take off that fast,but not often. That's where starters & precise temp control come into play. The average brewer can count on 12 hours or more.
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