Starter for old dry yeast?
  • C_BC_B
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    I have some Cotes de Blanc yeast that is 6 months passed it's best by date. Should I make a starter for it, proof it on brew day, or double up and dump it dry?
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  • ThymThym
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    It's probably fine, but doubling it up to get rid of what's left is a fine idea. You could proof it on brew day, but only do it if the result of the proofing will change something...
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    either double it or go with a starter.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Sounds like doubling it wins out.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    C_B said:

    Sounds like doubling it wins out.



    lazy FTW!

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  • ceanntceannt
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    Rehydrate it.... you will know pretty quickly if it is not viable any more
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Just have something else on hand as a backup, if it's dead...
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  • C_BC_B
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    ceannt said:

    Rehydrate it.... you will know pretty quickly if it is not viable any more



    it will not bloom if it is dead?
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  • ceanntceannt
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    C_B said:

    ceannt said:

    Rehydrate it.... you will know pretty quickly if it is not viable any more



    it will not bloom if it is dead?


    Pretty obvious in about ten minutes
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