Adding Yeast - Sprinkle on top or mix??

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JungMin

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Hi,

The instruction on my first kit (Morgan's) said to mix the yeast in thoroughly. Now i'm on my second batch (Munton's Premium Gold) and the way I read it, it just says to add the yeast on top??

Am I reading this correctly??? Or should I always mix the yeast in with everything???

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BruDaddy

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I always just sprinkle on top. Never had a problem.
 

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Better still, rehydrate the yeast in warm (80°F) water.
Rehydrate using either sterile water or wort at a ratio of 10 times the weight of yeast to be used. Mix gently to form a cream and allow to stand for 15-30 minutes. Then mix vigorously and stand for a further 30 minutes prior to pitching into the wort. The temperature of re-hydration is important (27C ± 3C for Safbrew and Safale, 23C ± 3C for Saflager).
From the Fermentis website, but applies to all dried yeast. Sprinkling works but you'll get a much higher number of viable cells with rehydrating.

Chad
 
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Just sprinkled.
Cheers....
 

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I rehydrate, add to the carboy and then shake the hell out of it.
 
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