I am making my first attempt at homebrewing this weekend with a honey nut brown ale. I have safale us 05 ale dry yeast. I have read that some people directly pitch the yeast into the wort and that some prefer to rehydrate via a yeast starter before they pitch it as they believe you loose a substantial amount of yeast cells. From what I've read it seems that rehydrating the yeast is the way to go but I'm curious to know what everyone's experiences and results have been using either method. Happy Brewing and cheers!