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Pfft, who would ever use dry yeast. 2 2.08%
I always rehydrate dry yeast 36 37.50%
I never rehydrate yeast, just toss it in dry 28 29.17%
Sometimes I do, sometimes I dont. 23 23.96%
I like bacon 7 7.29%
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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I had a professional brewer tell me that they never rehydrate their dry yeast. I always have, just because most people seem to do it. Just looking for some data either way!


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I rehydrate but I am not professional brewer so I could be wrong

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I proof in 1.25:1 ratio of Go-Ferm:dry yeast in 150mL of water for 15-20 minutes.
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I never rehydrate - works fine every time.
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2-3 packets works great to stabilize a wobbly table.
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I always rehydrate. Typically in 5 gallons of wort!
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For beer I rehydrate. For cider, so far I've just dry pitched.
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Rehydrate because Palmer said so!
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There is data out there...

http://seanterrill.com/2011/04/01/dry-yeast-viability/

http://bkyeast.wordpress.com/2013/03...t-rehydration/

Results agree with the conventional wisdom that rehydrating in warm water is the way to go.
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Those are very interesting articles, thanks for sharing!


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