Smacked Pack

So I went to make a starter on Sunday for next weekend’s brew. Activated the pack in the morning and late in the day realized that I was out of DME. Since both of my lhbs are closed on Monday, I could not buy any until today. Is it it too late to use the smack pack? It will be over 48 hours since it was activated.


Wyeast FAQ:
[i]7. I popped the inner nutrient pouch and the package swelled tight but I can’t use it right away. What do I do?

If you have activated a package but can’t use it right away, simply allow the package to swell and then refrigerate the package. The yeast will survive for extended periods if refrigerated. Before using, take the package out of the refrigerator and allow it to come up to room temperature before using. It is best to use the yeast as soon as possible. [/i]


Thanks for the info. I will use the pack tonite for my starter. :smiley: