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flanbos

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just wondering when im doing a kit, and i use a different yeast then the kit one, what should i do with the spare?
 

barfridge

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I always try to keep one yeast sachet on hand as an emergency spare. Otherwise dead yeast cells are a great source of nutrient for putting in yeast starters. Just boil the sachet in water for about 10 minutes to kill the yeasties, then add to your starter.
 

Chatty

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Keep it! Throw it in with your next brew when you boil and use it as a nutrient. The boiling will kill it and rupture the cells, thus releasing the contents for use by the yeast that you pitch.

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Yup, but the bursting (lysing) of the cells requires a 30 min boil.

Your boil will smell yeasty for a while but that goes away

Jovial Monk
 

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