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Old 06-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Mr Malty wants the birthday of the yeast. The White Labs vial has "Best Before" What is the birthday to use?

 
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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It is 4 months prior to the "best before" date.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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I just purchased a WLP001 with Best Before July 25....can't be 4 months?

 
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:33 AM   #4
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I just purchased a WLP001 with Best Before July 25....can't be 4 months?

???? I also was under the impression that the production date is 4 months before the best by date.

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:22 AM   #5
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I just purchased a WLP001 with Best Before July 25....can't be 4 months?
Wow, I thought it was 4 months too... Dude, you got yeast from the FUTURE!!! Well, at least 3 days in the future anyway. Ask it if they have flying cars yet, and let us know.

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Old 03-23-2012, 05:53 AM   #6
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Wow, I thought it was 4 months too... Dude, you got yeast from the FUTURE!!! Well, at least 3 days in the future anyway. Ask it if they have flying cars yet, and let us know.
Or it's reeeeeally old...
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Wow, I thought it was 4 months too... Dude, you got yeast from the FUTURE!!! Well, at least 3 days in the future anyway. Ask it if they have flying cars yet, and let us know.
I asked my yeast about flying cars once and it just stared at me. Never again!

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:20 PM   #8
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I thought that it was 6 months. I don't remember exactly why, but it may have been one of the podcasts or the yeast company website.

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:12 PM   #9
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From the White Labs Website:

What is the shelf life of White Labs Yeast?

Quick Answer: 4 Months

They go into a more detailed explanation in the FAQ post.

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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I have gotten 2 day old wyeast at my local shop before.

 
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