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Offline boapiu

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when to add nutrient to starter
« on: May 09, 2012, 07:33:55 AM »
I am making my first starter and was wondering about adding yeast nutrient. During wort boiling or when I pitch the yeast. I was thinking that the nutrient should be boiled just like the wort so it is sterilized but, would boiling kill any helpful nutrients? If I add it to the cooled wort am I likely to add contaminants that haven't been sterilized?
The stuff is Fermax Yeast Nutrient by Crosby and Baker, Ltd. I bought at local homebrew supplier.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: when to add nutrient to starter
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 07:48:14 AM »
Youll want to boil the stuff for 15 minutes with the rest of your starter wort!
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Re: when to add nutrient to starter
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 07:59:24 AM »
Youll want to boil the stuff for 15 minutes with the rest of your starter wort!

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Re: when to add nutrient to starter
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2012, 08:01:10 AM »
Youll want to boil the stuff for 15 minutes with the rest of your starter wort!

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That's what I've always done. Yeast haven't complained.
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Re: when to add nutrient to starter
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2012, 08:44:46 AM »
I pressure can extra wort to use for starters.  Before canning, I always add yeast nutrient.  Pressure canning boils the heck out of it and the nutrient still makes a noticable difference so it would seem the temps don't hurt it.
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Re: when to add nutrient to starter
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 08:49:16 AM »
Thanks for the info. i will put the nutrient in with the extract for boiling.
Beer is an ancient beverage that has been consumed as part of a balanced diet for centuries - it contains the goodness of sprouted grain extracted into rich liquid and fermented to produce a nutritional 'liquid cereal' beverage.