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Offline mr_jeffers

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How Long Will My Smack Pack Last?
« on: November 14, 2011, 12:00:39 AM »
Evening fellow brewers,

Last night, in anticipation of a Sunday with nothing to do, I pulled my Wyeast 3278 Belgian Lambic Blend out of the fridge, and smacked the nutrient pack.  Quicker than I could say "Let's Brew This!" my Sunday seemed to fill up, and now I've got a fully swollen pack of yeast on my counter.  Unless I give up some precious sleep time I don't foresee anything making it into the carboy tonight.  Will my swollen pack of yeast still be okay tomorrow, or should I just suck it up and brew tonight? 
Jeff Brown
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Offline jamminbrew

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Re: How Long Will My Smack Pack Last?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 12:39:18 AM »
If you have some dry malt extract, you could boil 1/4 cup in 2 pints water for 15 minutes, cool to 65-70* and pitch your smack pack in there.  Instant starter!
I'm not sure about how long it will last in the smack pack, though.
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Offline tygo

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Re: How Long Will My Smack Pack Last?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 12:40:50 AM »
It'll be fine tomorrow.  Get some sleep  ;)
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Re: How Long Will My Smack Pack Last?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 12:44:23 AM »
Should I stick it back in the fridge, or just leave it be on the counter?
Jeff Brown
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Re: How Long Will My Smack Pack Last?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 12:54:01 AM »
Should I stick it back in the fridge, or just leave it be on the counter?

I'd stick it back in the fridge.
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Re: How Long Will My Smack Pack Last?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 12:56:28 AM »
Thanks for helping me relax and not worry.  Think I'll have a homebrew before hitting the sack.
Jeff Brown
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