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Old 10-13-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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My last batch I had Wyeast packet with above average viability. I had to push the brew day back and ended up leaving the pack sit @75* for 24 hours. It looked about ready to blow. So was just wondering if it were even possible.


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Old 10-13-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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I don't know for sure but as long as the pouch hadn't been compromised I would think that the yeast would eventually run out of oxygen and lose its punch.

But I am sure it has happened to someone. I smacked one too hard one time and got a pin hole in the seam.


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Old 10-13-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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I have bought them from the LHBS already popped (the inside, not the outside) and left them in my fridge for weeks without issue. That is not to say that it cannot happen, but I would suspect they are made so that they will not explode on their own.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:41 PM   #4
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I too would imagine that they are made so that they don't explode. Now, maybe if we put it in the microwave for 5 or 10 minutes....
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