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Old 10-17-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Montrachet Yeast for EdWort's Apfelwein

I feel so guilty starting yet another Apfelwein thread, but I just couldn't search through the othe 99999999 posts!

When using the Red Star Montrachet yeast suggested by EdWort, is there a need to reconstitute it or do you just pitch the dry yeast?

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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I've pitched it dry just fine, though it makes a teensy kraeusen at the top that might need a blowoff (then again, I filled to the neck of a 5gal carboy).


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Thanks for the speedy reply!
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:22 PM   #4
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I believe post # 1 states:
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Open the packet of Montrachet Yeast and pour it into the neck of the funnel.
Use the remaining quart of juice to wash down any yeast that sticks.
I just reuse the yeast cake everytime, but you should be fine doing it any which way.

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OK, then I feel VERY guilty
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:41 PM   #6
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BTW- The instructions for this yeast (given by morebeer) state to rehydrate the yeast prior to pitching which was the source of my confusion.


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