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Old 05-07-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Bought some Northwest ale yeast that has a date of 11-2011 on the package. Brewing this week and can't decide if I should use it. I made a starters his past weekend and it is now chilling in the fridge. It looks fine, I am concerned about vitality and taste.


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Old 05-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #2
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Bought some Northwest ale yeast that has a date of 11-2011 on the package. Brewing this week and can't decide if I should use it. I made a starters his past weekend and it is now chilling in the fridge. It looks fine, I am concerned about vitality and taste.
If it looks fine and smells fine and grew in the starter, it is fine.


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if it looks fine and smells fine and grew in the starter, it is fine.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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That is; if you made a proper sized starter based upon the date of the yeast.
mrmalty.com and yeastcalc.com would give the size needed.
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Brewed 5-12 and the 1332 took off nicely. It's been three days since I pitched and my basement smells wonderful. I can say that it smelled and looked like beer in my flask.


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