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Offline braz24

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Old unopened smack pack of Wyeast 1056
« on: July 24, 2014, 06:00:19 PM »
I have a pack of Wyeast 1056 with a November 2013 date.  I'm wondering if this is toast or is it salvageable to use as a yeast starter and get enough cells to use for brewing.  I've never done a yeast starter or anything like before.
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Re: Old unopened smack pack of Wyeast 1056
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 06:24:09 PM »
Should be able to get it going. Start small with a lower gravity and step up. Might be less expensive to buy a new pack, but it's fun

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Re: Old unopened smack pack of Wyeast 1056
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 07:14:47 PM »
I've ranched up yeast that was close to 4 yrs old! Took 2 weeks but it can be done...
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