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  1. griz

    griz Member

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    Greetings.

    Last Saturday, I purchased the ingredients to make a Fat Tire ale clone. When I got home, I activated the smack-pack yeast and began to get the process rolling....then something came up and I had to postpone the beer making. I was going to start again Sunday, and that fell through as well. Then came Monday and didn't have enough time again.

    So, unless the world comes to an end, I am planning on finishing this today. I put the crushed grain in a platsic bag and set it down in the basement to keep it cool. The smack-pack yeast was also put down in the basement as well. Do you think the yeast will still work after sitting for 3 days, or should I just get another smack-pack and be safe.

    Thanks as always!!
     
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    How cool is your basement?
     
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    All I have to say is that one of the Fat Tire recipes uploaded to this site tastes like hot dog water!
     
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    Lots of clones do taste like dog water. It's less about duplicating the ingredient list than about your brewing techniques....

    As to the yeast, do a starter. That'll help it get revitalized and ready for use. I wouldn't use it straight from the pack after that long. A small two cup starter should be fine to wake it back up and get it ready to go in your Fat Tire clone. Dumb question: You can get Fat Tire pretty much anywhere in the US these days, why go to the trouble of brewing it?
     
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    I'm not sure if you bought a kit or brewing all grain or not but the key the this beer is using Canadian - Honey Malt and Belgian - Biscuit, this is the key to the overall flavor...substitutes will not be the same
     

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