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Author Topic: Preparing yeast  (Read 350 times)

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Preparing yeast
« on: January 25, 2018, 08:12:06 AM »
Hi all,

I am fermenting my 4th batch of beer (Mangrove Jacks - Northern Star Bitter). I pitched my yeast with this one at 16C last night, but I put my beer belt on my fermenter.  Its now at 20-22C this morning. 

In any case, I've been reading and watching youtube videos, where some suggest hydrating the yeast.  Better fermentation, and it sounds like its overlooked when preparing the wort.

What are your thoughts on that?  And what instructions to prepare a hydrated yeast?  Or is just sprinkling dehydrated yeast, and perhaps stirring yeast sufficient?
 

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Re: Preparing yeast
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 10:25:32 AM »
heres a link to a discussion on yeast starters
http://17crew.com/forums/index.php?topic=5916.0

I basically take some boiled and chilled water about 6-8oz then pour the yeast on top at some point early on the brewday. this way it has a couple of hours to start.
give it a good swirl before pitching into your wort.
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