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Old 05-16-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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This is a rehydrated pkg of Nottingham. The best before date was Aug 2009 but it's been in my fridge the whole time.

I rehydrated at 24C and stirred after 15 mins. This is what it looks like 30 mins later.

It doesnt seem as active as other rehydrated dry yeasts. What do you think? Still good?

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Old 05-16-2010, 11:24 PM   #2
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give it a try, or you could add a bit of extract to it and watch for some action if you wanna be sure.

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Old 05-16-2010, 11:32 PM   #3
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I was thinking I could pitch it and if I don't see any activity in 48 hrs i could pitch another packet.

This would work too, right?

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I always wondered what would happen if you added too much yeast??

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small chance of what they call autolysis, where the yeast die off and leave a funky taste, but from what Ive heard its pretty rare/bordering on being a myth.

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I wouldn't imagine it causing any harm. I've read plenty of stories where for some reason or another the yeasties die, and they just pitch more. Add it and see if it works, if it doesn't add some more after!

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small chance of what they call autolysis, where the yeast die off and leave a funky taste, but from what Ive heard its pretty rare/bordering on being a myth.

like qtpro said there is a chance that the yeast die off and may leave a funky taste. It a small chance but a chance not worth taking. For a buck or two get your self a new packet of yeast. You know of sure that your yeast will work at full productivity and your end product will be a good tasting beer.
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That was a packet of Nottingham that I re-hydrated. I don't have any more packets left and my closest LHBS is 1.5 hrs away.

So if it doesn't start fermenting I will toss in a packet of s-05 or else make a starter with some washed 1056. Neither of these will be perfect as i was really hoping the Notty would clean up the beer real good.

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If it was me make a starter to step up the yeast you have and to make sure there awake and ready to go to work.

Did you pitch the nottingham yet? If you did give it 24 to 36 hours see if you have any fermenting if not then go head and pitch that starter and everything should be fine. But will some luck the nottingham yeats will be fine and you wont need to worry about repitching

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that is only rehydrated and not a starter right?

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