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Wyeast Activator

Postby Phobos » Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:45 pm

Has anyone else tried the new WYeast Activator? I have been using it for the last half dozen batches and love it. I get fast fermentation and great finishing gravities. Down to 1.005.
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That's interesting -- more info?

Postby richanne » Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:39 pm

As we mentioned on another thread, we've been using the new White Labs nutrient with similar results. Wonder if the new Wyeast Activator packs include a similar active nutrient. Do they say on the package what specific nutrients are included along with the yeast?
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WYeast Activator

Postby Phobos » Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:18 pm

The Activator has a 100 Billion yeast cells on average. Also, 'malt and nutrients' is included. I assumed it was the cell count. It has more than triple the amount of other liquid yeast's. That and the slap packs I've bought are only a couple of weeks old which helps. :D :D
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Explosive yeast!

Postby Phobos » Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:25 pm

It is a vigorous yeast for sure that activator. . The beer started fermenting yesterday after a few hours of pitching, and bubbled and frothed hard...Well This morning it had blown the airlock completely off and bubbled all the way down the glasscarboy! Woo hoo! :lol: :lol:
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Postby B Stein » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:25 pm

I used one a couple weeks ago.

The thing swelled to capacity withing 2.5 hrs.

I had activity in my airlock within 2 hrs of pitching.
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