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Killed Yeast, Can my brew recover

Discussion in 'Yeast' started by Deveddy9, 9/10/18 at 12:41 AM.

 

  1. Deveddy9

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    Posted 9/10/18 at 12:41 AM
    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.
     
  2. Pokey

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    Posted 9/10/18 at 3:14 AM
    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.
     
  3. Deveddy9

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    Posted 10/10/18 at 3:20 AM

    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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    Posted 13/10/18 at 2:39 PM
    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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