The most consistent method to ensure your dry yeast is at its peak and ready for fermentation is by correctly rehydrating your yeast. Follow these next steps for effective rehydration…
PREPARE 250ml OF BOILED WATER INTO A CLEAN SANITISED JAR.
COVER OPENING OF JAR WITH CLING WRAP AND LEAVE TO COOL TO 35-40°C.
SANITISE THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR DRY YEAST PACKET. OPEN AND SPRINKLE INTO YOUR PRE-PREPARED WATER. GIVE THE JAR A LIGHT SWIRL.
LEAVE FOR 15 MINUTES IN A WARM AREA OUT OF DIRECT SUNLIGHT.
AFTER 15 MINUTES GIVE THE JAR A GOOD SWIRL AND ADD A SMALL AMOUNT OF YOUR WORT (~10-15 ml) INTO THE JAR.
LEAVE FOR A FURTHER 15-20 MINUTES. AFTER THIS TIME, YOUR YEAST SHOULD BE VISIBLY ACTIVE.
AT THIS POINT, PITCH THE ENTIRE VOLUME OF YEAST SLURRY INTO YOUR FERMENTER.