JP Is My Copilot wrote:
You will not have any luck if you just pitch the dry wine yeast into your fermenter. You will need to make and pitch an active starter for your new yeast to have any luck.
So you can't just rehydrate in water with some Go Ferm like regular dry yeast? Do you use DME for the starter? Have you had success doing this?
Thanks for everyone's input
Not if you are pitching into a stuck fermentation. Your best bet would be to make a small starter with DME (maybe around 3 oz per quart of water) and pitch your dry yeast into that. Once fermentation gets rolling pitch that baby back into your fermenter and hope for the best. I have had success doing this but not with pitching just rehydrated dry yeast into the fermenter. It never really seemed to drop my gravity any more points in this fashion.