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Old 11-18-2007, 05:40 AM   #1
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I just smacked my pouch about 3hrs. ago and it is swollen tight. my previous bad luck with these things is why I smacked early even though i wont be brewing until tommorow. should i put it back in the fridge till tommorow bc i prob wont be read to pitch until like 12 or more hours

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Old 11-18-2007, 05:43 AM   #2
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Stick it back in the refrigerator, it will be fine.
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:12 AM   #3
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I'd leave it out.
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:26 AM   #4
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Best choice...boil up a 1/2 quart of water with a 1/2 cup of DME and cool and toss in the yeast. USe a large apple juice jar.

Next best...just let it sit over night.

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:26 AM   #5
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Stick it in the fridge and pull it out a couple hours before pitching.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:24 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Professor Frink
Stick it in the fridge and pull it out a couple hours before pitching.

what he said.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:49 PM   #7
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+1 to BierMuncher's comment. IF you've got the DME, go ahead and pitch it to a starter, it'll help build up your yeast count and improve your lag time quite a bit.
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