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Old 05-20-2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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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.
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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Old 05-20-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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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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