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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2009, 11:34:37 AM »
I always prefer to take the yeast right out of the fridge and pitch when it's still cold.  I've seen enough evidence that it's a better way to do it that I'm convinced.....not to mention that I've had great success doing that.

What is the logic behind pitching cold?

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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2009, 11:50:59 AM »
logic: when you wake up, aren't you hungry?
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Re: Yeast and Zip Lock baggies
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2009, 11:51:17 AM »
I always prefer to take the yeast right out of the fridge and pitch when it's still cold.  I've seen enough evidence that it's a better way to do it that I'm convinced.....not to mention that I've had great success doing that.

What temp is the yeast at when you pitch?

A few degrees warmer than fridge temp....maybe 50F?
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