Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How do you guys pitch your dry yeast?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
fat x nub
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fat x nub's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 899
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default How do you guys pitch your dry yeast?

Do you rehydrate? Sprinkle on top? Add to water? This is out of curiosity because I have read that different ways are better but I just sprinkle.


__________________
Primary 1-This Bud's for you
Primary 2- Cream Ale
Secondary 1- Strong Scotch Ale
Secondary 2- empty
Bottled/Kegged- Centinneal Blonde, Apfelwein
Up Next- MyCastle (N.English Brown Ale), Hooch Pale Ale
Thinking About: Tripple Bock, Chocolate Stout, open to suggestions

"Every beer is a good beer if I can taste the brewer's intent"
-Jim Koch


Is this guy serious??:
Quote:
Originally Posted by papabeach1 View Post
so barley is a leaves of hops? or barley is a different plant? and blend with hops? I need that to be cleared thanks..
fat x nub is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
Liked 170 Times on 155 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

+1 im a sprinkler.


wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 45,620
Liked 6693 Times on 5712 Posts
Likes Given: 1030

Default

It depends on the yeast. I usually follow the instructions (Notty says to hydrate in warm water, let sit, then stir, then pitch -- Safale says to sprinkle into the wort).
AZ_IPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
Stratotankard
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Stratotankard's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 663
Liked 6 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I usually just sprinkle it on top like you. I've heard that re-hydrating is better for the yeast, but I've never had any issues doing it this way. If I'm doing a higher gravity beer I make a starter (usually just pitching my cooled wort on top of my last yeast cake actually).

Cheers!

Terje
__________________
---------------------------------------------
Primary: Burned Mead
Secondary: Bourbon Barrel Porter
Bottled: More Bourbon Barrel Porter, New Pekin Common, Flat Tail Old Ale, Bad Monkey Banana Wine, Flanders Red, Pumpkin Ale
Drinking: Too Much
On deck: Something crazy to use up the 3+ pounds of hops sitting in my freezer
Stratotankard is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:37 PM   #5
Cape Brewing
DOH!!! Stupid brewing...
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cape Brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Norton, MA
Posts: 11,233
Liked 484 Times on 398 Posts
Likes Given: 49

Default

"I'm a sprinkler"... that's funny.

Depends on the beer for me. If it's a "big beer"... anything over...say... 1.060 I'll make starter the day before with dry yeast and if it's anything else, I'll rehydrate water in the low 70's as I start my process for the day.

I think rehydrating does help. It kind of wakes them up... gets them moving around before you shock the crap out of 'em with sugar overload.
__________________
Why the eff not... everyone else is starting a nano!!! I wanna!!! www.bogironbrewing.com

Quote:
Originally Posted by paulthenurse View Post
I'm pretty much a douche in real life, too.
Cape Brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
Beerthoven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerthoven's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 2,180
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I rehydrate every dry yeast. I've nothing against sprinkling; lots of people say it works fine and I believe them. I just like to rehydrate, so thats what I do.
__________________

Primary/Secondary: --
Kegged: #119 American Brown, #120 American Pale
Planned: IPA, Wheat
Beerthoven is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:45 PM   #7
Desert_Sky
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Desert_Sky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 4,090
Liked 35 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

i have rehydrated dry yeast the first time I ever brewed. Since then I never have, and have never had a problem. Dump n shake is the way to go with dry yeast.
__________________
Desert Sky Brewing Co.
Sierra Vista, AZ
Desert_Sky is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:48 PM   #8
sdhucks7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sdhucks7's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: OKC
Posts: 313
Default

My name is SD and I am a sprinkler. I just spread it across the top of the wort and seal er up! Havent had a problem yet.


SD
sdhucks7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:55 PM   #9
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,283
Liked 662 Times on 383 Posts
Likes Given: 246

Default

I hydrate at the beginning of each brew session. I love that bready smell of fresh yeast.
BierMuncher is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2008, 08:57 PM   #10
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,908
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I rehydrate as well. I used to pitch directly but then I read the directions on my Nottingham sachets.


__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station
bradsul is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it possible to over Pitch yeast? Jbileau8090 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 09-21-2014 07:18 PM
Pitch Yeast Starter - Whole Thing Or Swirl Just Yeast doggage General Techniques 5 04-22-2010 06:59 PM
Can you pitch too much yeast? mangine77 General Techniques 15 10-08-2009 05:05 PM
Pitch dry yeast or re-order the liquid yeast? damrass Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 08-04-2008 02:17 AM
Should I pitch more yeast? Finn General Techniques 10 01-07-2008 01:52 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS