Don’t Kill the Yeast

A big mistake that is made by anxious brewers is not sufficiently cooling the wort before adding the yeast.  The wort should be cooled to around 70 degrees F before adding the yeast.  If you add yeast to a wort that is too hot, you will kill the yeast and get no fermentation.

Some beer brewing equipment such as a wort cooler can help with this.  You can also just put the bucket containing your wort in a bathtub full of ice and cold water.

Cheers!
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