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Old 12-08-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Yeast is bulging in the pack

but I'm not brewing for 8-9 hours. Is this okay??

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Old 12-08-2007, 10:03 AM   #2
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I brought this up a few weeks ago. The pack was cartoonishly large, but it didn't break. I've yet to hear of any popping from overinflation.

You could have a small starter at full krausen by pitching time, though, if you're into that.

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Old 12-08-2007, 02:30 PM   #3
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You should be fine, I have yet to have a smack pack break on me.

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Old 12-08-2007, 05:37 PM   #4
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Default I guess i was thinking more in terms

of whether the yeast has a "peak" activation period, and then tapers off, or if it was okay to wait. It's too late anyway, I went to bed and am now getting ready to brew. The pack is still huge.

I was worried it would "deflate".

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It won't deflate and it is fine to wait. I usually smack the morning before I make the starter and let it swell all day (12-14 hours) while I am at work.

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