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mark anthony
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Username: Marky30

Post Number: 51
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 108.70.60.168
Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 08:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi.I just made a Coopers Fosters extract kit(pretty tasty by the way) and now im going to brew a Muntons IPA kit.Should I use the dry yeast that came with it?Should I pitch the wort on to the Coopers slurry,or should get a new yeast strain which I really dont want to do.(im cheap).Thanks!
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 12419
Registered: 01-2002
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Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's difficult to know the age of dry yeast that comes with the kits, as well as how it was handled (for maximum freshness yeast should be refrigerated). This is why many hionebrewers substitute yeast of known freshness.

I'm not a fan of repitching dry yeast, although there have been reports of people doing it successfully.
 

John Ferens
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Username: John_ferens

Post Number: 304
Registered: 05-2003
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Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 03:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mark, for an extract IPA I would suggest using US-05 dry, perhaps 2 packs if the OG > 1.060 for 5 Gallons.
 

mark anthony
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Username: Marky30

Post Number: 52
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Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you think the Muntons yeast is garbage?
 

Robert
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Username: Okierat

Post Number: 342
Registered: 05-2003
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Posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The one under the lid of the can? Hard to tell, the thing is they are hit or miss. It maybe fine or it might not. And with the price of a package of dry yeast being $1.50 (Coopers) to $2.75 (Mutons Gold) why risk it?

FYI these are the prices at my LHBS.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 4079
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 04:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can pretty much bet that the packet under the lid has never been refigerated. My lhbs keeps even their dry yeast refiegerated. Don't know how it's stored before they get it though.