Danstar Windsor out of date

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  1. Benman IPA

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    hi all,
    Bought a pack of Danstar and found out at home the 'Best Before Date' is 11/2016
    the pack looks fine, not soft or inflated, should i toss it? use it?
     
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    Do a starter and see what happens.
     
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    thanks Jeffpn,
    I use only dry yeast and never did a starter, should i follow the rehydrate instructions of Lallemand?
     
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    It’d be more than that. I don’t do starters (or rehydrate), but it involves malt extract, something to feed the yeast.
     
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    got it, i'll give it some from my next brew this weekend
    many thanks!
     
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    Google homebrew yeast starter for more info.
     
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    its fine, I've had dried yest for years and it work very well, add a spoonful of suger and its back to work
     
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    In this case, do a starter. I don't think rehydration alone will do it. You probably have enough viable cells in there to do a fermentation, just not a good one.
     
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    thats funny I found a packet of 04 I had for 4 years and it took off like it was new, dry is dry, the only difference is if got moist
     
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    thank you for the feedback, i'll give it a try and trust it will work well
     

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