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Old 01-14-2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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Early today I activated my wyeast smack pack but it never got as big as it usually does. When I pitched I noticed that one of the little pouches didn't pop. So I popped it, mixed it with what was remaining, then pitched it. Should I be worried about this impacting the fermentation? I used wyeast nutrient and it's not a real high gravity beer (1.056). Thanks for the help!

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:46 AM   #2
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Check out these two sites. You should be okay if your yeast wasn't to old.

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:59 AM   #3
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The pouch contains nutrient and wort. Wyeast FAQ As long as it wasn't old or mistreated you're probably fine. If the fermentation doesn't move forward within a day or two, then you might worry.
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Ya, those little packs are a headache. I know one HBS that doesn't carry that line of yeast for just that reason.
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