Author Topic: Go-Ferm substitute for rehydration? (mead)  (Read 1377 times)

Offline drjones

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Go-Ferm substitute for rehydration? (mead)
« on: July 06, 2013, 06:48:54 AM »
Will be doing a mead this afternoon.  If anyone sees this in time and has some experience with meads, is there a close substitute for go-ferm during yeast rehydration?  I have on hand LD Carlson Yeast Energizer, Fermax yeast nutrient and some Wyeast Nutrient blend.  I believe the go-ferm is primarily composed of yeast-derived minerals/vitamins that help initial cell wall development.  I've also heard that DAP added too soon can be stressful to the yeast.  I suspect the Wyeast blend may be most appropriate.
Any thoughts?
- Brian
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Re: Go-Ferm substitute for rehydration? (mead)
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 10:00:15 AM »
Will be doing a mead this afternoon.  If anyone sees this in time and has some experience with meads, is there a close substitute for go-ferm during yeast rehydration?  I have on hand LD Carlson Yeast Energizer, Fermax yeast nutrient and some Wyeast Nutrient blend.  I believe the go-ferm is primarily composed of yeast-derived minerals/vitamins that help initial cell wall development.  I've also heard that DAP added too soon can be stressful to the yeast.  I suspect the Wyeast blend may be most appropriate.
Any thoughts?

When I haven't had Go-Ferm on hand I simply omitted it when rehydrating. My last mead went from 1.120 to 1.002 with no Go-Ferm, so I didn't really notice any ill effects.
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Re: Go-Ferm substitute for rehydration? (mead)
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 10:23:17 AM »
Thanks, Eric.  I appreciate the advice.  That gives me more confidence that all will go well.
- Brian
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Fermenting: west-coast IPA
Bottled:60 schilling, 70 schilling, maple porter, wheat porter