Wyeast starter tomorrow afternoon, smack today?

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Pugilist

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This will be my first time using a Wyeast smack pack WLP001. I read the starter guide on mr. malty I found by searching the forum here.

I am just not sure when to take the pack out of the fridge and smack it. I plan on making the starter tomorrow afternoon, so if I take it out now and smack it will it be ok at room temp that long? Sorry to ask a question that is silly, but I want to make sure I dont ruin the yeast. Thanks!
 

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Depending on how fresh the yeast is, it may take a bit longer. Take it out, warm to room temp, then smack it. Let it go overnight and add to your starter in the am. Should be good to go then.
 
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Thanks guys. Checked the mfg date on the front and it was packaged on 1/22/08, cant get fresher than that! Suppose its safe to wait until aim to bring it out.
 

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A good rule of thumb is that it will take one day for each month past the made date.
 
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