Subject: Pitching Yeast
Date: 1989-09-26 17:26:47 GMT
Initially I rehydrated the yeast in a mixture of 1/4 cup of boiling
wort and 3/4 cup of cold water - it would develop a good head in the
hour of boiling and I got a vigorous fermentation. Then I got lazy
and just threw the dried yeast into the cooled (actually not very,
95-100F) wort. That also seemed to work OK. Next time I'll try the
plain water rehydration. The only problem I've run into was that the
fermentation often didn't go as far as I expected. Papazian says it
should go to about 1/4 the OG (eg 1.060 - 1.015); I get about half to
My parents used to live in the Middle East, and my mother brewed from
extract there. Room temperature was around 115F! She said she got a
very fast, vigorous fermentation, but it worked fine.
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