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Old 03-30-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
Mar 2012
Elma, Washington
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Bought A honey weizen kit, the intructions say to Smack it a few days before brewing(So I did) Thursday. I want to brew on Saturday will the yeast be ok till then? Should I just keep it stored at amb. of 70F?

The MFg. only says to smack it at least 3 hours before brewing.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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Old 03-30-2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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The Smack Pack is there to check the viability of the yeast. If it swells then you know it's good. If it was me, I'd store it in the fridge and take it out when pitching into your wort. Some people think the yeast should be at or near pitching temps so as to not shock the yeast but I am a proponent of cold pitching and take my yeast out just before pitching.

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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I would make a starter with that yeast today.


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Old 03-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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Keep it in the fridge until you start brewing on Saturday, then remove it and let it warm up to pitching temps.

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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I smacked mine last night and it was swelled after 3 hours... it was in my fridge for 3 weeks... I pitched a 1 litre starter last night...hoping for the best...
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:47 AM   #6
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I would loosen or remove the lid from that jar. Covering with foil would work fine.

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Old 03-30-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by 40watt
I would loosen or remove the lid from that jar. Covering with foil would work fine.
Uh huh! An the yeast will most certainly be ok.
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