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Old 03-16-2012, 02:25 AM   #1
Aug 2011
Olathe, KS
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hey guys, i'm getting ready to brew this weekend and have a question about using a smack pack. i've never used one before. the brewing instructions that came with the recipe kit say that the smack pack could take anywhere from 3 hours to a few days for the pack to expand. my question is this: will it hurt if i smack the pack a day or two before brewing? or could the pack explode? i would hate to count on the pack only taking a few hours to expand and have it take a day or more and then not have yeast ready when i need to pitch.

any advice would be great. thanks

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:28 AM   #2
Mar 2011
Morgantown, Wv
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Smack the night before.. Make sure it's completely broken... Then let it sit at room temp until ready 2 days is too long and 3 hours is assuming its manufacturing date is less than a month

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:37 AM   #3
Dec 2011
l.a., ca
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Smack it 4 hours before and relax.

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