« on: August 07, 2012, 09:01:15 AM »
Why in the world would the yeast makers say "hey, this is enough for your 5 gallons of beer" when they could sell more yeast in a pack and charge more for a proper pitch of yeast?
I'm sure it has something to do with attracting the newer or less experienced homebrewers, who want to make beer without the added complications of making a starter. Otherwise they would just go with the dry option. And they can probably assume the more experienced homebrewers will know to make a starter or add multiple vials/smack packs.
Bottom line: I am too lazy to wrangle yeast, but would start right away if my option was 6 month old yeast for $11.Trust me, if this was the norm...I would be keeping my own library. Unfortuneately my laziness got the best of me and I was a little rushed. As it stands right now, I'm not even sure the starter I did last night is going to make it. 9 hours later on a stirplate at room temp and it doesn't look like it's doing anything. I'm going to check it when I get home from work before making a decision to continue or not.