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  1. M

    Using Liquid Yeast

    Hi, I am using American East Coast Ale Yeast and it says to leave it out at room temperature a few hours before I use it. I also see they show directions for rehydration procedure on the back of the package. Right now its pretty solid as its been in the fridge for a while. Do I need to...
  2. kh54s10

    Should I rehydrate EC-1118 or not bother? Pitching soon.

    Just mixed up a Cru Select Pinot Grigio. The directions say to just sprinkle on the surface and close it up. The yeast package says to rehydrate. I have always sprinkled in wines in the past with pretty good success. I had one 3 gallon kit come out bad. I forget which kit, it was a red...
  3. V

    Yeast Questions

    Hello, So I am getting ready to brew a 2.5 gallon batch and was wondering how much of the yeast in the picture attached to use (11g pack). Additionally it says to rehydrate the yeast which I have not done before and was looking for a little guidance. Thanks in advance!
  4. B

    Rehydrating Lallemand Diamond Lager yeast

    Hi: I'm about to try a Munich Helles. The instructions for rehydrating on the packages and on their website are different and Palmer's book is another version. It sounds like this is more critical for lagers than ales. Lallemand does not recommend a starter and I like simple methods. Can anyone...