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Old 06-25-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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What do you guys think the effect of a white labs vial of yeast sitting in a 110 degree UPS truck for 2 days will do to it.? I just talked to my ups truck driver (I see him everyday at work) and he hangs a thermometer in the back of his truck (i guess so he can brag about his work enviroment). I really dont want to make a starter.


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Old 06-25-2008, 08:15 PM   #2
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I think that if you got it cold enough prior and stuffed enough styrofoam around it the outside temps wouldn't reach it.


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Well its coming from Austin home brew with an Ice pack that melted before it left their shop.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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I won't order liquid yeast in the hot months, I've had a few bad experiences with vials/smack packs being hot to the touch out of the box. Last weekend we got up to 116 in my neighborhood, those little cold packs they use wouldn't survive for half an hour. At least one vial has arrived dead as a doornail, and I've had a couple of smack packs that arrived fully swollen. Thankfully I use dry yeast for most of my beers.
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My last two yeasts I got in the mail from AHS were nearly dead - the starters took three days to show signs of life. Summer time = dry yeast time.


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