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Old 08-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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I ordered Wyeast Smack Packs on-line through a home brew site, and when it showed up the Packs were swelled up ??
Are these Smack Packs usable to me ?? or is this a "newbie learning mistake" and I should throw them out?? Should I start driving the 2hrs to pick up my Yeast order from now on ???

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Don't throw then out, they're fine .



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I just drove 2hrs and picked up 2 new packs and there is a difference between the two orders.
Anything I need to do differently with the swelled packs ? Or continue on as normal making a starter with them
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Just make a starter as usual. The yeast packet inside just ruptured is all.

 
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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The wyeast website has a FAQs section that will tell you what you should do.

 
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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Per wyeast's FAQ sometimes some residual fermentables from the propagation medium are still in solution when they package so sometimes a packet will swell in transit, despite the nutrient packet not being ruptured. (BTW, it is the nutrients inside the internal packet, not the yeast.)

 
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:25 PM   #8
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You would have been fine with the original packs and saved a lot of driving, just get in the habit of making proper size starters for all your liquid yeast, I've never had a wyeast pack fail me.


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