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Old 20-12-2016, 01:01 PM   #11
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hopefully its up and going properly by now. Let us know how the brew turns out. I was thinking of trying a pseudo lager with that yeast.
When I swapped out the ice bottle in the brew bag the krausen was very slowly begining to form. It's a 16.8 ambient in the bag so on the cool side which also may be slowing it down but I want it to be clean so as lager like as I can get it
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Do you rehydrate your yeast @MyQul ?
I pitched some rehydrated wilko yeast into a porter late yesterday afternoon and it was starting to go before bedtime..
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Do you rehydrate your yeast @MyQul ?
I pitched some rehydrated wilko yeast into a porter late yesterday afternoon and it was starting to go before bedtime..
No I didnt. I normally just sprinkle it on the wort
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maybe M54 benefits from rehydration first if its a bit fussy.
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maybe M54 benefits from rehydration first if its a bit fussy.
May be? I've used other MJ yeasts and just sprinkled them on the wort
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Although they say you can sprinkle on the surface (which I agree normally works) when you read the detailed spec sheets on the eg fermentis sites etc they tend to recommend re-hydrating first so I always rehydrate these days.
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No I didnt. I normally just sprinkle it on the wort
I suppose one good thing about rehydrating is that you can see that your yeast is alive and well before you pitch and if it is a little old your giving it more of a helping hand.
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I suppose one good thing about rehydrating is that you can see that your yeast is alive and well before you pitch and if it is a little old your giving it more of a helping hand.
Your right. I'm thinking I might give it an extra week (and maybe a rouse). I'll take a gravity reading after 14 days or so and see how things are
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Rehydrating yeast is fine.

I normally take the time to do it, but with garage temperatures so low (6 degrees today) I now have to hump all of the gubbins into the house.

It's a real PITA but well worth the effort ...

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Although they say you can sprinkle on the surface (which I agree normally works) when you read the detailed spec sheets on the eg fermentis sites etc they tend to recommend re-hydrating first so I always rehydrate these days.
Re-hydrating is recommend for most dried yeasts but I'm too lazy to do it.


This is the slowest fermentation I've ever had. There's a thin pancake like krausen on the top now. Work! You lazy bleedin' yeasties!
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