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Old 08-18-2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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I ordered a recipe kit from AHS. It came with White Labs liquid yeast. I opted for the ice pack because it was being shipped from TX to MD. I'm guessing the shipping was about 5 business days, so by the time it got here that ice pack was basically worthless. Any idea what all this time in the August heat did to my yeasties?
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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They're either dead...or fine.

Make a starter and see which card you drew.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:15 PM   #3
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I just did the same thing from Homebrewers Outpost in Arizona and they shipped my kit to me via USPS Priority Mail which arrived in 3 days and my yeast was fine without an ice pack.
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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They are probably OK but will be slow to start. Make a starter.

 
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:11 PM   #5
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I had the same exact situation. I made a starter and they're just fine.

 
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:14 PM   #6
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It should be fine. Keep me posted.

We ship out about 1,000 liquid yeasts per month and we only have 1 or 2 a month that actually have a problem.

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Old 08-18-2008, 11:16 PM   #7
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I order all my yeast by UPS and the ice pack is always thawed. I have never had dead yeast yet. I always use a starter, so I would recommend one just in case. It could make for a slow start. The other thing you could do is get the Wyeast smack packs, they will let you know before hand if they are in trouble.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:50 AM   #8
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I had yeast sit in a UPS truck over the July 4th holiday weekend. To be sure they were still alive I made a starter. It was my first starter I had ever made and it was done to make sure the yeast were still alive. Everything came out fine. Final verdict: It's probably going to be just fine.

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:07 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. Yeah, I'll def. make a starter to be sure.
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