« on: February 14, 2012, 05:25:51 AM »
Side by side rehydrating and not rehydrating: I've done it many times and have never noticed a difference.Have you ever checked viability?
It seems like there is a disconnect between the idea that a proper sized starter is important to brewing quality beer and the one that says it doesn't matter if you kill about half the yeast by not rehydrating.
I have this thing called a sense of taste. Maybe you have it too? They taste the same. They finish the same FG. They ferment nearly identically side by side by visual examination. That's good enough for me, especially the taste part.