Just wanted to post a review to help counter the only other review, which is a 1 star for the seller, not the product. This is my first time using Wyeast activator pouches. Prior to this, I've brewed all my cider batches with White Labs English Cider Yeast, which used to be available from my local homebrew shop. But, since they didn't carry it, I started searching for options online. I decided to take a chance on this yeast, and I am not disappointed. Following the directions, I activated the packet by pushing the activator into the corner, and then giving it a good smack. It broke open inside the outer pouch without difficulty, and I allowed it to sit for about 2 hours (the directions recommend waiting for 3 hours for best results, but note that you can still pitch immediately, if needed). In the meantime, I heated my apple juice to help the infusion blend well (a holiday blend, ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon, with enough sugar to bring it to an OG of 1.12)...
This item arrived and when I attempted to pop the internal pouch there didn't seem to be one. I smacked the package all over many, many times to cause the pouch to pop and the contents to swell, but to no avail. I contacted the seller Homebrew Heaven Brewing Supplies, but never heard back. My complaint is with the seller as much as it is with the defective product.
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