Re-hydrating dry yeast. I now some guys who donít bother, just pitch the dry yeast into the wort and cover it up.
Iím having real issues with a sour, astringent after taste. Iíve tries different yeasts, different water and still have the same taste no matter what the recipe.
Iím wondering now if its bacteria, although I sanitize everything with one-step.
I wonder if it is sanitation, re-hydration is just one more step and opportunity to mess up and get bacteria in the wort. So should I just skin that step??