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Old 04-03-2009, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default Is yeast still ok at room temp?

We bought the ingredients last weekend and I just realized now that we didnt put the yeast nor the hops that we bought in the fridge. I just put them in the fridge now, but will they be ok for our brew this saturday? Because they have been sitting at room temperature now for about 5 days.

The yeast was 1010 AM Wheat Wyeast liquid smack pack.

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Old 04-03-2009, 04:35 AM   #2
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The hops will be fine. I have never used a smack pack before, but I know if you smack it and it swells, you are good to go. Yeast are pretty resilient. There is best procedure (fridge).... and then there is likely to survive. Is your LHBS close by? worst case pick some up if your pack doesn't swell after the smack.

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The yeast will probably be fine. I've had yeast (smack packs) out of the fridge for 2 or 3 days and they still worked fine. However, as chefmike said, the best procedure is to keep them in the fridge.

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six and i are both billing a six pack for our services, as your beer is going to be great!

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Old 04-03-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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Smack it now, let it grow, then put it in a 24 hour starter, just to be sure. Give it the best chance to grow.

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Smack it now, let it grow, then put it in a 24 hour starter, just to be sure. Give it the best chance to grow.
yeah I was just going to say, try a starter just to make sure.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:20 PM   #7
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I keep my kits at room temperature for weeks until I'm ready to use them. Since the yeast packet is on top of the can, that means its at room temp too (think about it - its at room temp at the HB store too).

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I keep my kits at room temperature for weeks until I'm ready to use them. Since the yeast packet is on top of the can, that means its at room temp too (think about it - its at room temp at the HB store too).
Liquid yeast is different than dry yeast. It is recommended to keep liquid yeast refridgerated until use. I'm sure at your LHBS they keep the liquid yeast in the fridge.
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yeah its in the fridge at the brew store


...even the dry yeast is in the fridge at the brew store

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Smack it now, let it grow, then put it in a 24 hour starter, just to be sure. Give it the best chance to grow.
...for a starter, is putting it in a bowl in warm tap water (after smacking in and it puffs up) and capping with plastic wrap good enough for a starter?
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