Great yeast processed well. I used it for processing some mead. My first batch I mixed it with some water and then immediately pitched it. It activated in 24 hours and done its thing giving me an ABV of about 14%. On my second batch a "Cyser Mead" I actually let it soak for a full 20 minutes in 95 degree water and then pitched it. By the next day it had the same results and my brew was bubbling and air lock was clicking away. I am very happy with this yeast and would order it again. Just realize how much you are ordering and how much you need. I am storing the remaining yeast in the fridge and I hope it will still be good when I process my next couple of batches.