Should i put yeast into cold cider? Help!!

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oinyo

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Hi guys. I just made a batch of cider and I am all ready to toss in the yeast. Problem is the cider is still pretty cold and I dont want to kill or hurt the yeast.

Is it safe to put the yeast into the bucket even though the liquid is cold or should i wait a hour or 2?

I have the lid lightly on the bucket but I also dont want a infection to start if I wait to long to put the yeast in.

Thx for the help,
 

malkore

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while i agree some details are needed, a good rule of thumb is to not pitch yeast over 70F. ales are fine at that point, and I while I doubt you're using a lager yeast, even most lager strains will be ok pitched at 70F as long as you start cooling it to proper lager primary temps immediately after (to avoid phenols and esters).
 
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