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Title: Oops
Post by: ChristineNH on September 07, 2020, 10:56:18 am
Was making my first beer.  Its a Mr. BEER KIT.  Everything went great.  However...  I realized I used the little gold packet of yeast in the can.  Not the one that came with the recipe.  I also didn't activate it by putting it in warm water.  I just sprinkled it into the keg.  What should I do?  Should I use the one that goes with the recipe?
Title: Re: Oops
Post by: denny on September 07, 2020, 11:01:46 am
No problem.  There's really no need to rehydrate the yeast.  As long as it ferments, you're good.
Title: Re: Oops
Post by: ChristineNH on September 07, 2020, 11:04:10 am
Is it a different type of yeast?  I was supposed to use safale-33
Title: Re: Oops
Post by: denny on September 07, 2020, 11:30:25 am
Is it a different type of yeast?  I was supposed to use safale-33

I don't know...what does the package say?  It probably doesn't matter a whole lot.  Just keep brewing and learning!
Title: Re: Oops
Post by: ChristineNH on September 07, 2020, 11:51:17 am
The package just says yeast.  Its Bewitched Amber Ale.  Im making pumpkin spice
Title: Re: Oops
Post by: denny on September 07, 2020, 12:26:39 pm
The package just says yeast.  Its Bewitched Amber Ale.  Im making pumpkin spice

Then I wouldn't worry about it too much.
Title: Re: Oops
Post by: Kevin on September 07, 2020, 01:34:25 pm
There is an age old mantra for homebrewers that goes: Relax, Don't Worry. Have A Homebrew. Different yeast can give you different characteristics and some yeasts may be better to use in certain styles. But in general using a yeast other than what the recipe calls for is not the end of the world.