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09-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Okay used,

15lb honey
4 gallon water
Yeast Nutrients and energizer
1 packet of lalvin 71b 1122

problem is that I complety forgot about rehydrating the yeast .... should I throw a corretly rehydrated packet in ... or should I just leave it as long as fermenting starts or maybe just throw in anothee pack dry?

09-04-2013, 09:48 PM
I suspect that enough of the yeast will survive to start your fermentation but you will probably have a longer lag phase. You can probably give it a day or three and see if you see any activity. If not, you can rehydrate a pack and add it. 71b packets are not too expensive so if you are feeling impatient, just rehydrate a pack now and add it if you have it handy.

Chevette Girl
09-04-2013, 09:53 PM
You know, I dry pitched exclusively for about five years, only ever had one batch not start and it wasn't because of the yeast (I used juice with sorbate). I wouldn't worry about it unless you go 24 hours with no sign of activity.