Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Pitching yeast?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
Yota
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: KY
Posts: 5
Default Pitching yeast?

I'm fairly new to this but why do some recipes call for you to add activated yeast & others do not? I've tried several recipes just dumping the pack in & have had no problems at all.


Yota is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,674
Liked 142 Times on 134 Posts

Default

Some writers don't care that you lose half the yeast by not re-hydrating.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk
david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 01:47 AM   #3
gregbathurst
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 897
Liked 35 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Pitching without re-hydrating in wine is just wrong. The primary ferment is really important to avoid off-flavours like H2S or worse. If you re-hydrate and use a little yeast nutrient you can be fairly confident you will have a healthy fermentation.
gregbathurst is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
over pitching yeast KayaBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 04-06-2013 05:37 PM
Pitching Yeast Slurry - New House Yeast? hoppysailor All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 10-14-2009 04:25 PM
pitching yeast cheschire Mead Forum 1 09-04-2009 06:13 PM
under pitching yeast exbrit Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 09-02-2009 12:59 PM
pitching yeast? steez Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 12-23-2008 04:07 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS