[quote=“dmtaylo2”]I’ve heard that it’s actually more stressful to dry yeast if you make a starter with it. Doesn’t need a starter. That is one of the huge benefits of dry yeast, not to mention that it’s relatively cheap and very high quality these days in the 21st century and there is a very good variety for lots of different beer styles.
I don’t even rehydrate, I just sprinkle it onto the wort directly. A lot of people will say “hey you’re killing 50% of your yeast cells on contact” to which my response is, I don’t care, the results speak for themselves.[/quote]
You are killing it off, is there any bad effects? Depends on a lot of factors
Oh and results speak for themselves…homebrewers need to stop using that. No one has access to your beer, and you (not syaing you do) could have a bad pallete. Meet many of people that could not detect simple off flavors.