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Offline Lazy Ant Brewing

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I stirred my dry yeast into the wort\ instead of sprinkling it.  Is that a bad move?
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Re: Any difference between sprinkling yeast and stirring it into wort
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 10:41:08 AM »
As long as whatever you stirred with was sanitary, it'll be fine.
I doubt there is any benefit to stirring the yeast.
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Re: Any difference between sprinkling yeast and stirring it into wort
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 10:44:57 AM »
Whenever I've stirred in the past, I find loads of the yeast sticks to the spoon.  So I don't stir anymore when using dry yeast.
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Re: Any difference between sprinkling yeast and stirring it into wort
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 02:23:06 PM »
It is known that shear, e.g. from stirring, can damage yeast.  The success of the shaken not stirred method suggests that stirring is no big deal in practice.

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Re: Any difference between sprinkling yeast and stirring it into wort
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 03:45:07 PM »
It is known that shear, e.g. from stirring, can damage yeast.  The success of the shaken not stirred method suggests that stirring is no big deal in practice.

Stirring with a spoon doesn't have enough force to produce shear.
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