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Title: Yeast Question. first batch
Post by: jth138 on February 03, 2011, 09:20:00 PM
hello,

     i am in the process of boiling my water for my first batch.  i bought a extract kit online and it was shipped to my house saturday.  i brought it in the house sat. night and didn't open the box like a dumbass and just opened it today and saw a "refrigerate asap" sticker on it.  it had a Wyeast Activator packet inside.   i smacked the pack to activate it and i wasn't sure if it would activate or not, so in the meantime i bought some dry yeast.  now the packet of the Wyeast has swelled and i am not sure if i should still use it or not because it was not refrigerated.  any help?

thanks
Title: Re: Yeast Question. first batch
Post by: dbeechum on February 03, 2011, 09:21:54 PM
If it's swelled, use it.
Title: Re: Yeast Question. first batch
Post by: HydraulicSammich on February 03, 2011, 09:23:18 PM
+1   Use it, it is demonstrating its viability
Title: Re: Yeast Question. first batch
Post by: jamminbrew on February 03, 2011, 09:23:43 PM
If your smack pack swelled, then the yeast are alive and well.  Yeast survive well at ambient temps, but are kept cool for storage.  Use it quickly.
Title: Re: Yeast Question. first batch
Post by: jth138 on February 03, 2011, 09:29:43 PM
thanks alot!   at first i was not going to, thats why i bought a back-up.  when i got back it had started swelling.   i assumed it was good to use, but wanted to double check. 


thanks again!