Keg Connection New Inline Flow Control Valve Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Brewed with a 1 year old slap pack
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 19
Default Brewed with a 1 year old slap pack

I had bought a kit recipe over a year ago and never brewed it. So since then my wyeast slap pack has been in the fridge. Finally decided to give the recipe a go to see what happens. As usual...most of the slap packs I get don't really swell, so nothing new on that front. Almost 3 weeks later, the brew is in the keg and it tastes great.

It's a Schwarz Bier with a nice dark malty flavor. So I'm pretty happy that those little yeasties survived. The hops probably lost some AA points but it's a low hopped bier to begin with.

Primary: empty
Secondary: Pineapple Pale Ale
Keg 1: Schwarzbier
Keg 2: empty
biertag is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 01:27 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
enderwig's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dickinson Texas
Posts: 1,452
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


I probably would have made a starter, but it's awesome that it still made great beer without one.
Read the
Homebrewtalk Wiki!
enderwig is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2009, 01:39 AM   #3
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Revvy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,814
Liked 2899 Times on 1708 Posts
Likes Given: 3529


I hope you made a starter....

It's recommended with any liquid yeast anyway, but especially if there is any reason for low viable yeast count. My LHBS sells past dated tubes of whitelabs really cheap...I've had some in my fridge for a year and made a starter and they work great..

We have to remember that if we can harvest our own yeast from the dregs in a bottle of commercial beer, growing it over many steps into huge starters, we can turn old yeast into usable amounts....

That's the magic of reproduction.....
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew
Revvy is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
been almost a year since I brewed klcramer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 05-14-2009 09:47 PM
Question about Slap Pack JillC25 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 04-19-2009 10:01 PM
How much have you brewed this year? Bulls Beers General Chit Chat 15 12-22-2008 04:21 PM
First beer brewed for over a year The Bone2 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 12-07-2008 04:11 AM
How hearty is the yeast in the slap pack? the_wrath_of_Khan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 12-26-2007 01:05 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads