Forgot to smack Wyeast package - can I use it now anyway?

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It's a 1338 European ale.

/Stig  


Re: Forgot to smack Wyeast package - can I use it now anyway?
So... what did you do with it?  Stick it in the wort already?

If so, it's not a "big" deal.  The smack pack just gives the yeast some food
to work like a mini-starter ("starter" == you feed the yeast some
fermentable sugars before "pitching" into the wort so there are tons more
yeast to start the fermentation process when you do dump it in the wort).

My $.02 worth.
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Re: Forgot to smack Wyeast package - can I use it now anyway?
Stig Mogensen wrote:
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You can, but you won't get very good performance out of it and you'll
likely end up with an underattenuated beer.  You really should smack it
in plenty of time, wait for it to swell, then make a starter with it.

    --------->Denny
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Re: Forgot to smack Wyeast package - can I use it now anyway?
Yes. You will have a longer lag time, which is not the best thing, but if
you have been sanitary, there should be no problem using the yeast.


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Re: Forgot to smack Wyeast package - can I use it now anyway?
Joseph Shirghio wrote:
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There are bigger issues than lag time...likely you'll have an
incompletely fermented beer in that scenario.

    ----------->Denny

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