Did not rehydrate - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Soda Making > Did not rehydrate

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2008, 10:08 AM   #1
newbrewr4fun
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Beaverton, OR
Posts: 203


I brewed up some root beer tonight, well if you want to call it that. I mixed up the extract, sugar, water, and yeast in a stainless steel pot, stirred it up and funneled into bottles. But I am wondering if I should have rehydrated the yeast before I bottled. It seems that since I did not make the beer directly in bottles with a measured amount of yeast in each one, that maybe I did not get the appropriate amount of yeast in each bottle since I did not rehydrate. Is this a big problem? It's been about 5 hours and I have not noticed the bottles getting harder.
__________________
Primary
Empty

Secondary empty

Bottled
Belgian ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
Loweface
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Limerick, Ireland
Posts: 1,037
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Not a big problem...

While I speak from experience with beer which then has a chance to multiply in the primary, not rehydrating usually isn't a problem, though it is recommended. I can't see why rehydrating would allow it to mix better so I'm sure you are grand...

Relax, Don't Worry, Have A Homemade Soda?!?!?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Me
In the process of buying a bar... One drink at a time...
Quote:
Originally Posted by chortly View Post
...homebrew contains more satisfactrons per serving, so you don't have to drink as much as you would a commercial beer to get to your satisfactron saturation.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 10:51 AM   #3
newbrewr4fun
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Beaverton, OR
Posts: 203

Great,
Thanks!
__________________
Primary
Empty

Secondary empty

Bottled
Belgian ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 01:33 PM   #4
The Blow Leprechaun
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Rockville, MD
Posts: 601
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


The yeast will reproduce themselves as part of their natural growth process.

When you don't rehydrate, a bunch of them will die when they get into the solution because they'll be overwhelmed by the environment, but as long as a few of them survive they'll multiply until they get the job done, it can just take longer for them to start noticeably working.

You also will get more esters out of stressed yeast, which you don't want in soda, but they undergo so relatively little fermentation that it shouldn't make a whole lot of difference.

So, it's better to rehydrate, but it's not the end of the world if you don't.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 02:53 PM   #5
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


Mixing everything in one pot is much better than trying to measure for each bottle. The bottles should harden in 24-36 hours.
__________________
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


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's the best way to rehydrate yeast? Raymaker6998 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 11-09-2008 09:41 AM
rehydrate yeast? msnewbee Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 10-10-2008 03:08 PM
When to rehydrate dry yeast? mullimat Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 17 02-23-2008 09:04 PM
To rehydrate or not to rehydrate? That is the question. SoCalBrewing Cider Forum 2 08-08-2007 01:41 PM
Rehydrate your dry yeast Bobby_M General Techniques 14 03-12-2007 10:03 PM


Forum Jump