OntarioBeerkegs wrote:Anywhere in Ontario or Quebec transit times are not an issue. In summer a icepack would be needed. Outside of those provinces really only an issue in the summer. Sitting in a cold truck does not hurt yeast. I am an advocate of always using a starter to reduce lag time and increase quality all the time. We have no plans to sell yeast past due as a "sale". I will just pitch it in orders for free if it gets to that.
Thanks Patrick, I'm sure I will be ordering!
I probably didn't explain myself well enough on one point of my post. I wasn't suggesting you might sell product at, or past its sell by date. What I was curious about was this .........
Suppose I bought a couple of vials in midsummer and they took a couple of days in transit - I would imagine the icepack would have warmed up by the time they arrived.
Now, supposing they had a couple of months to go before being stale dated.
What i was wondering was whether or not the fact that they had warmed up in transit would be expected to have much, or any, significant effect in reducing remaining shelf-life, assuming I got them back in the fridge sap upon arrival?
Hope that is a better explanation!
Save the whales ...................................... collect the whole set.