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Title: Yeast and Hops not in fridge
Post by: russell on April 19, 2017, 08:42:31 PM
I bought my malts, yeast (Wyeast 1098), and hops for a beer about 3 weeks ago. the only problem is I didn't put the Yeast and the Hops in to the fridge and they were at about 60 F to 64 F for all that time. Do you think I should run get replacements for them. I am afraid the yeast especially and the hops wont be good.
Title: Re: Yeast and Hops not in fridge
Post by: denny on April 19, 2017, 08:44:25 PM
The hops could be OK.  Open them and see if they smell cheesy.  If not, they're probably good.  Yeast, hard to say...I'd make a starter and see what happens.
Title: Re: Yeast and Hops not in fridge
Post by: ynotbrusum on April 20, 2017, 01:02:35 AM
Since it is Wyeast, why not try smacking the pack?  You can still make a starter that way...
Title: Re: Yeast and Hops not in fridge
Post by: JJeffers09 on April 20, 2017, 02:27:55 AM
Agreed.  Hops if vacuum sealed you're most likely fine.  If you are worth the wait on your brew day, get a good starter going to check your viability.  However I would not shock your yeast.  Make a small starter .25L and work your way up.  JMHO

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