All I can say is that the drying process clearly takes its toll on Bry 97 because this yeast strain behaves very differently when propagated from slant. I did not see any evidence of fermentation until 48 hours after I pitched the rehydrated contents one of package, and, even then, it was just small flocs of yeast on the surface. The beginning stage of a pre-yeast floc foamy krausen was forming this morning when I checked on it. I have never had any yeast culture take 64 hours to start to form a foamy krausen. Bry 97 definitely appears to be a 1+ gram per liter of wort dry yeast culture.