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Hi all, 

After purchasing my beerdroid and brewprints in Nov '19, I'm yet to begin a brew as I had to complete some house reno's and then find the best location to place the beerdroid.

In any case, stupidly I didn't open up my 3 brewprints and refrigerate the yeast sachets for 2-3 months, so whilst they're now in the fridge, I'm wondering if the yeast will have survived or if I should just go out and buy some more to ensure a good brew. 

Anyone have any experience, advice or thoughts on a way forward?

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3 hours ago, Rod said:

Hi all, 

After purchasing my beerdroid and brewprints in Nov '19, I'm yet to begin a brew as I had to complete some house reno's and then find the best location to place the beerdroid.

In any case, stupidly I didn't open up my 3 brewprints and refrigerate the yeast sachets for 2-3 months, so whilst they're now in the fridge, I'm wondering if the yeast will have survived or if I should just go out and buy some more to ensure a good brew. 

Anyone have any experience, advice or thoughts on a way forward?

Hey Rod, yeast needs to be stored in a cool dry place. Heat, or being exposed to air is its enemy. If the yeast packet hasn't been left in the open and in a brewprint box, for a couple of months, then I see no issue. I had my first couple of orders in brewprint boxes and didn't move the yeast and it was fine. The yeast itself should have a shelf life of 2 years, so a couple of months in a cardboard box, away from the heat should be fine.

Where are you located?

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Thanks for the advice Rob. 

I'm in Sydney where the weather has had a few hot days of late but the brewprints have been stored in the underground garage so would be relatively stable in temperature.

I just don't want to waste a brew for the sake of a few bucks if the yeast is definitely going to be dead

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9 minutes ago, Rod said:

Thanks for the advice Rob. 

I'm in Sydney where the weather has had a few hot days of late but the brewprints have been stored in the underground garage so would be relatively stable in temperature.

I just don't want to waste a brew for the sake of a few bucks if the yeast is definitely going to be dead

Hi Rod, Mark here. Yeast should be kept in the fridge but as Rob has said if stored in the box out of intense heat then all should be ok. I often wonder About the yeast treatment, I mean heaven only knows what the yeast goes through in the back of a postal van from Qld to Adelaide via Melbourne. The yeast quantity for the 10l brews is quite adequate and you may find the yeast is a little slower to activate but be ok for use. 
Most of the yeast dates are 2017 or 2018 with 2019 if lucky and I have no trouble with using them. I’d go ahead, can’t really see any problems.

What styles do you enjoy? Your going to love this brewing system.

Cheers Mark

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Look, Yeast should be kept in the fridge but if it is a choice between the yeast or some bacon...yeast is perfectly fine in a cool dry place

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Thanks Mark (and Rob again), you've convinced me to give the yeast a go :) I did think that my storage is probably not the worst it's been through however the length of time was driving the fear I guess

Regarding preferred beer styles, I'm definitely an IPA fan so I've bought the Highlands IPA, Pineapple Crush & Narci-Citrus to see which one I prefer. I've also bought the Coopers XPA as I love a good XPA, and 2 low carb beers (the Dry Lager & Bombshell Blonde varieties) so I can drink without the guilt with my ever expanding girth.

No I just need to figure out how to connect my app to the droid (the droid connected to the wifi without issue) but I've not had enough time to play with it yet

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11 minutes ago, Rod said:

Thanks Mark (and Rob again), you've convinced me to give the yeast a go :) I did think that my storage is probably not the worst it's been through however the length of time was driving the fear I guess

Regarding preferred beer styles, I'm definitely an IPA fan so I've bought the Highlands IPA, Pineapple Crush & Narci-Citrus to see which one I prefer. I've also bought the Coopers XPA as I love a good XPA, and 2 low carb beers (the Dry Lager & Bombshell Blonde varieties) so I can drink without the guilt with my ever expanding girth.

No I just need to figure out how to connect my app to the droid (the droid connected to the wifi without issue) but I've not had enough time to play with it yet

The Coopers XPA is a fine drop and you’ll definitely enjoy the the Highlands. I wasn’t really a true lager drinker however you must try the Belgian Lager  and the Birra Italiano. Both smooth summer drinkers.

Rod, there is no such thing as “expanding girth” or “guilt” there of. It’s a medical condition called “chest dropsie”. This is where the muscular chest and six packs have suddenly dropped to where your gut is. So in effect you have a muscular stomach issue. 🤔🤭😅

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On 05/02/2020 at 8:18 AM, Rod said:

Thanks Mark (and Rob again), you've convinced me to give the yeast a go :) I did think that my storage is probably not the worst it's been through however the length of time was driving the fear I guess

Regarding preferred beer styles, I'm definitely an IPA fan so I've bought the Highlands IPA, Pineapple Crush & Narci-Citrus to see which one I prefer. I've also bought the Coopers XPA as I love a good XPA, and 2 low carb beers (the Dry Lager & Bombshell Blonde varieties) so I can drink without the guilt with my ever expanding girth.

No I just need to figure out how to connect my app to the droid (the droid connected to the wifi without issue) but I've not had enough time to play with it yet

Rod did you give the Highlands IPA a go? Opinion?

Thanks Mark

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