re hydrating yeast? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > re hydrating yeast?

Thread Tools
Old 07-22-2008, 02:26 AM   #1
Jun 2008
Beaverton, OR
Posts: 203

The root beer kit I bought came with a packet of Safale ale yeast. Now I know it is best to rehydrate yeast before pitching, but I am only going to be making a gallon of root beer at a time. That is about 1/4 teaspoon of dry yeast. How much water do I rehydrate with and should I rehydrate at all?

Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
david_42's Avatar
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,599
Liked 158 Times on 148 Posts

For soda, don't bother. You only want a little CO2 production, so the viability of the yeast isn't an issue. If you plan on using the rest of the yeast later, seal the packet very well and use it within two months. Otherwise, the yeast will draw moisture from the air and die. Fast re-hydration is good, slow is bad.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Re-Hydrating Yeast mangine77 General Techniques 28 01-12-2013 03:24 AM
The microwave and re-hydrating yeast. CharlosCarlies General Techniques 4 07-13-2009 08:47 PM
re hydrating Safale S05 ? WheaYaAt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 10-07-2008 04:56 AM
Yeast Re-hydrating and Pitching ApolloSpeed Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 10-03-2008 04:01 AM
Hydrating yeast? EamusCatuli Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 01-23-2008 12:32 AM

Forum Jump