From the HBD Archive
From: pms@Sun.COM (Patrick Stirling [Sun Consulting Services Mtn View])
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
two thirds.

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.

patrick

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