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Old 09-20-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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So, I've got an hour before my wort is cooled and ready for the yeast.

And, I just realized I've left my smack pack, unactivated in the fridge. I just hit it now. Is an hour enough time? Help!!

 
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:58 AM   #2
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I've had this happen a few times. What I usually do is put my wort in the primary and just seal it up. Smack the pack now and in about three hours, just open the fermenter and add your yeast.
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:01 AM   #3
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It's Ok. You don't even need to let it swell. You can just open the pack and pitch.
I've asked this question before. The activation is just "visual insurance" that the yeast is viable. It even says on the back of the package that you can just pitch without swelling.

 
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:10 AM   #4
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It's Ok. You don't even need to let it swell. You can just open the pack and pitch.
I've asked this question before. The activation is just "visual insurance" that the yeast is viable. It even says on the back of the package that you can just pitch without swelling.
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I don't even bother half the time
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