Quantcast

Doa Yeast?

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

jgriffin

No Longer Brewin!
Joined
16/5/04
Messages
981
Reaction score
0
Anyobody ever experienced dead packet yeast?

I normally se liquids now, but due to the delays in getting the WL cider yeast, i put down a ginger beer yesterday with the included packet yeast.

Bloody thing hasn't done a thing in over 24 hours, so i pitched in a packet of S33 Saf yeast (curious what this does to the flavour).
 

sosman

beerling
Joined
16/2/04
Messages
1,461
Reaction score
4
I have never had a completely DOA yeast. I have had some packs which I suspect were not as fresh as they could have been.

My experience with ginger beer (homemade recipe) is that it ferments quite slowly. Did you rehydrate the yeast?
 

jgriffin

No Longer Brewin!
Joined
16/5/04
Messages
981
Reaction score
0
Yeah i did. I've made this same kit twice before, and it normally goes off like a frog in a sock, karausen at least normally appears in a couple of hours.

Since i've pitched the Safale, i've already had krausen appear, so i'm sure the old yeast was cactus.
 

Latest posts

Top