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Offline ChristineNH

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Oops
« on: September 07, 2020, 04:56:18 PM »
Was making my first beer.  Its a Mr. BEER KIT.  Everything went great.  However...  I realized I used the little gold packet of yeast in the can.  Not the one that came with the recipe.  I also didn't activate it by putting it in warm water.  I just sprinkled it into the keg.  What should I do?  Should I use the one that goes with the recipe?

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Re: Oops
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 05:01:46 PM »
No problem.  There's really no need to rehydrate the yeast.  As long as it ferments, you're good.
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Re: Oops
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 05:04:10 PM »
Is it a different type of yeast?  I was supposed to use safale-33

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Re: Oops
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 05:30:25 PM »
Is it a different type of yeast?  I was supposed to use safale-33

I don't know...what does the package say?  It probably doesn't matter a whole lot.  Just keep brewing and learning!
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Re: Oops
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 05:51:17 PM »
The package just says yeast.  Its Bewitched Amber Ale.  Im making pumpkin spice

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Re: Oops
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 06:26:39 PM »
The package just says yeast.  Its Bewitched Amber Ale.  Im making pumpkin spice

Then I wouldn't worry about it too much.
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Re: Oops
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 07:34:25 PM »
There is an age old mantra for homebrewers that goes: Relax, Don't Worry. Have A Homebrew. Different yeast can give you different characteristics and some yeasts may be better to use in certain styles. But in general using a yeast other than what the recipe calls for is not the end of the world.
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