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Old 02-12-2006, 05:02 AM   #11
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I've always had good results with White Labs. Make sure to check the expiration date, I think it's only good for about 4 months. Also, keep it in the fridge, then room temp just before pitching. If it gets warm in storage it could kill the yeast, or if pitched in wort that's too hot. If you re-boil to kill the kooties, then pitch healthy yeast I'm sure you'll be fine.

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Old 02-12-2006, 07:37 AM   #12
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Also, at my LHBS they will replace bad yeast. Might be worth checking for you.
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Old 02-13-2006, 07:44 PM   #13
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In a followup, Asheville Brewers sent me a pack of dry yeast for free, since the first one obviously didn't start working. However, before it arrived, it started fermenting! It was about two days after I repitched some starter I made from some previously harvested yeast. The thing has been bubbling like mad all weekend.


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Old 02-15-2006, 02:20 AM   #14
Jan 2006
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I used the same yeast a couple of weeks ago for the first time on my IPA, I normally use Munton's which begins fermenting within about 12 hours. My beer was right at 70* when I pitched it. It took a good 36 hours to get rolling. Once it did, it fermented very nicely. I noticed that with this yeast the fermentation process seemed to take an extra 2-3 days longer before it started to settle.
Glad to hear you didn't have to pour it down the drain. Way to stick it out!

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Old 02-18-2006, 10:51 AM   #15
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Glad to hear the good news.

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