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Wet vs. Dry Yeast
« on: March 21, 2014, 09:02:48 AM »
My little one gallon batches are going bezerk with a split pack of Wyeast 1056 that I shared among the two gallons. I've never seen this much activity before with dry yeast. Is wet yeast always going to give more activity over dry?


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Re: Wet vs. Dry Yeast
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 09:45:19 AM »
Nope, not necessarily.
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Re: Wet vs. Dry Yeast
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 11:13:19 AM »
What he said.
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Re: Wet vs. Dry Yeast
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 01:16:03 PM »
To give a bit more detail, it depends on a lot of factors. Pitching rate, health of yeast, whether you made a starter, gravity of the wort, etc. Sometimes a Wyeast smack pack tends to get a good head start if you smacked it a few hours prior, but not always.

It's more than simply wet vs dry yeast, although that can be one factor.
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Re: Wet vs. Dry Yeast
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 03:26:40 PM »
Is there a comparison of wet vs dry for all or most of the dry yeast offerings? not meaning to hijack the thread but, my most recent starter did not start and I had some dry to fall back on, which made me wonder, why not just use the dry? In this case I was suspecting warm conditions in shipping so, dry yeast stores longer, arrives safe, if the reault is just as good,.....
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Re: Wet vs. Dry Yeast
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 03:32:42 PM »
But there is a lot more variety in liquid.
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