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Old 05-20-2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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Default Adding Yeast - Sprinkle on top or mix??

Hi,

The instruction on my first kit (Morgan's) said to mix the yeast in thoroughly. Now i'm on my second batch (Munton's Premium Gold) and the way I read it, it just says to add the yeast on top??

Am I reading this correctly??? Or should I always mix the yeast in with everything???

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Old 05-20-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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I always just sprinkle on top. Never had a problem.


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Old 05-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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Better still, rehydrate the yeast in warm (80F) water.
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Rehydrate using either sterile water or wort at a ratio of 10 times the weight of yeast to be used. Mix gently to form a cream and allow to stand for 15-30 minutes. Then mix vigorously and stand for a further 30 minutes prior to pitching into the wort. The temperature of re-hydration is important (27C 3C for Safbrew and Safale, 23C 3C for Saflager).
From the Fermentis website, but applies to all dried yeast. Sprinkling works but you'll get a much higher number of viable cells with rehydrating.

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For best results rehydrate, but sprinkling will work just fine. I always just sprinkle and never have long lag times or infections.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:03 PM   #5
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Just sprinkled.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:03 PM   #6
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I rehydrate, add to the carboy and then shake the hell out of it.


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