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Old 01-23-2013, 07:48 PM   #11
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Sorry for the stupid newb question, but can someone explain the difference between "starter" and "rehydrate" as it pertains to dry yeast (or point me to a thread)?

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #12
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Re-hydrating is just that. You are re-introducing water to the yeast and bringing them out of a sort-of hibernation. This is a 15-30 minute process vs. 24+ hours from a starter. Also, re-hydrating doesn't increase cell count from what is already there.

With a starter, you're basically prepping/brewing a mini-beer to increase cell count and viability.
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You gave away beer you thought was terrible?????
I let my brother-in-law try some...while he agreed it was "strange" he said he would drink it and use it for cooking so I gave it to him. Better than dumping it.
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