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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: trev on May 18, 2011, 09:31:53 pm

Title: Yeast starter w/ smack pack
Post by: trev on May 18, 2011, 09:31:53 pm
Good afternoon,

Going to be doing a yeast starter tonight and was wondering if it is necessary to smack the pack and let it expand for a few hours before pitching to the starter.  This is normally how I make my starters but was wondering if I could just directly pitch the contents without smaking it.

Thanks,
-Trevor
Title: Re: Yeast starter w/ smack pack
Post by: zorch on May 18, 2011, 09:35:36 pm
If you are making a starter (and you should), there is no reason to bother waiting for it to expand.   Go ahead and 'smack the pack', though - There's a load of yeast nutrients in the inner pouch that will benefit the starter.
Title: Re: Yeast starter w/ smack pack
Post by: trev on May 18, 2011, 09:38:51 pm
Thanks for the input.  Will definatly smack it tonight right before I get started.

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