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Home brewers, help! I killed my beer yeast--now what?

Pei | | May 28, 2007 05:34 PM

Oh boy...rookie mistake

I don't know what I was thinking, but I burned/killed my brewer's yeast and don't have an extra packet! Of course, the beer supply store is also closed today so I'm *$#@!ed.

Can I substitute an equal amount (2.25 tsp?) of rehydrated brewer's yeast? I can get that at a health food store, but will it work?

I know I can't use regular active dry yeast for bread without getting a lot of yeast flavor, but will brewer's yeast suffice? I realize it won't give me all the same flavors the specialized yeast would, but I'm just looking for a decently fermented first time beer at this point.

Alternatively, should I refrigerate the wort, heat it back up to 75 degrees tomorrow, and pitch the yeast after I pick some up tomorrow?

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