So I finally made the beer yesterday and I’m happy to report that the yeast is alive and healthy. Very healthy, as a matter of fact — it’s bubbling like crazy! I guess that is normal…
…anyway, it was much more straightforward than I thought it would be and actually fun. I was worried that the yeast wasn’t alive anymore, because I had bought the kit almost a year ago and had stored it in the attic until a friend of mine strongly suggested to keep the yeast in the fridge. What probably saved it is that it was dry and not liquid yeast, but who knows.
It’s in Seattle, so I might get a chance to try it…?
Oh, and in case you are interested, I made a Chinook IPA.