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WheaYaAt 10-06-2008 06:01 PM

re hydrating Safale S05 ?
my question is, should i re hydrate safale s 05 dry yeast with sugar? i see john palmer uses sugar? i have 1 packet of safale s 05 and i was just gonna re hydrate with a half cup of 80 F water. should i add a half tsp sugar?

Parker36 10-06-2008 06:03 PM

No, just boil some, water, let it cool and pitch. No sugar needed

WheaYaAt 10-06-2008 06:04 PM

cool think about 80 F?

Parker36 10-06-2008 06:05 PM

I try to let it cool to the same temp that I am going to pitch at. Generally 68-70ish. Not always possible depending on ambient temp, 80 should be fine though

WheaYaAt 10-06-2008 06:06 PM

hey thanks alot parker !!!!!!

Rottnme 10-06-2008 07:03 PM

How necessary is the stirring on the Safale yeasts? I'm a little confused as to what that does, can anyone point me in the right direction for reading up on that?

Parker36 10-06-2008 07:19 PM

I don't stir. Just dump it on top

bsay 10-06-2008 07:26 PM

I've stopped re-hydrating dry yeast for any brew with an OG under 1.060. Never had a problem, just sprinkle on top of the wort and let it sit.

Special Hops 10-06-2008 07:29 PM

When using dry yeast I sprinkle on top of wort. No hydrating no stirring.

DD2000GT 10-06-2008 07:30 PM

I am currently rehydrating Safale 05 as I write this (waiting on the wort chiller to finish). I warm the yeast packet to room temps, boil water, let it cool to about 95 degrees 30 minutes before needed and dump the yeast in. I have had very good luck rehydrating dry yeast and it seems to get fermentation started much quicker (a good thing).


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