Working out means losing liquid, for some of us more than others.
The lost liquid needs to be replaced, particularly if you intend to exercise more on the same day.
Replace liquids such as coffee, tea or sodas with water or sports drinks.
Caffeinated fluids dehydrate you, so remember to take plenty of water even if you do choose to keep drinking your morning coffee.
Brewers dry yeast typically carries over 93% dry matter.
The most meticulous conditions are applied during manufacture to avoid microbial contamination, resulting in less than 1 bacterium or wild yeast detected per million yeast cells.
If kept sealed and stored under appropriate conditions, dry yeast can be used up to the expiration date mentioned on the package.
Once a pack is open it is recommended to use the yeast as quickly as possible.
Rehydration is a crucial step to ensure rapid and complete fermentation.
There are important rules to follow to slowly transition the cells back to a liquid phase.
For a few of our yeasts storage under 4˚C (39˚F) is recommended, this will be indicated on packaging and also in the Technical Data Sheets. Do not use a pack of yeast that appears to have lost its vacuum, resulting in a package that is soft and easily crushed.
Both humidity and oxygen will impact on the quality of the yeast and once a pack or sachet is open the yeast will deteriorate quickly.
Rehydrating yeast can be done while chilling your wort and shouldn’t take more than 15 to 20 minutes.