Originally Posted by benver
I haven't used this yeast before. I see that the pack recommends that the yeast be rehydrated.
My questions is how crucial is this? I have used different dry yeast strains in the past but have never done this suggested method.
Am I in trouble if I didn't follow this procedure? Anyone have any experience with this, or helpful insight?
Thanks in advance!
I've always hydrated and it really isn't hard. Some folks use their cooled wort to hydrate and adjust the yeast to temperature in one swell swoop and it takes 15 minutes. I don't even use the wort... I just pitch the yeast into a pint glass of room temp water and let it stand for about 15 minutes before stirring. Then I pitch the pint glass into my oxygenated wort and I'm done.
I've heard people are successful not even hydrating the yeast though. It's up to you but honestly I sleep a little easier following directions. That's just me