Killed Yeast, Can my brew recover

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Deveddy9

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Hello all,

New to the brewing game but following some instructions from someone more experienced.

Things going well however on this batch, when I thought I was putting cold water into the barrel, it was in fact warm water, quite warm! Oops

It wasn’t until I had added the yeast and closed everything up that I realised the temp was in excess of 40 degrees. Which remained the case for a few hours until it cooled.

From what I have read it’s likely I have killed the yeast. Is this the case?

Secondly, if I have killed the yeast, can I simply add another packet to save me throwing this batch out? Will the dead yeast cause any issues with the beer / flavour etc?

Thanks in advance.
 

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If it stayed hot and started fermenting there may be some off flavours.
It's probably a good idea to get some more yeast in there ASAP.
 

Deveddy9

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If it stayed hot and started fermenting there may be some off flavours.
It's probably a good idea to get some more yeast in there ASAP.

Thanks mate.

The thought of going through the whole process and getting a crap Beer got the better of me. Sent it down the drain and re did it! Second time lucky.
 

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I did the same thing with my first ever brew was an IPA and turned out okay luckily, but brewed it out too quick. I try to avoid ditching brews, I've endured some shitty beers!
 

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