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Wyeast yeast nutrient
« on: September 28, 2014, 06:34:37 PM »
Who rehydrates their yeast nutrient as directed on the bottle?

I understand it is smart to do with SNA in mead due to potential for foaming, but does it help at 10 min left in boil?

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 06:43:15 PM »
Yeah, I rehydrate it in warm water per the directions and add it @ 10 mins. Or at least I got back to doing it - I made a bunch of batches in a row last year forgetting to rehydrate and just adding it @ 10 min. I don't notice a big difference pitching the right size healthy starter, but I'd rather do it per their directions.
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 06:47:33 PM »
I do the same, but wonder why it is needed. I brew downstairs in the garage and running up to the kitchen to get warm water is a hassle.

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 06:49:48 PM »
I don't really get it either. For cider or mead (no boiling) I can see the purpose of it. Boiling it 10 minutes, not so much, unless it maybe tends to clump more. Haven't noticed that though.

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2014, 08:28:18 PM »
Never have.
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 11:29:39 PM »
Never have.

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 01:45:09 AM »
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2014, 03:28:22 AM »
I rehydrate ... in 5 gallons of boiling liquid
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2014, 03:32:11 AM »
+5
Had to go read my bottle as I don't remember that ever being a thing.  I generally try to follow directions, but for this one I'm sticking with adding it directly, as I've never had a dissolving problem.

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2014, 02:06:50 PM »
If I think of using it I throw it in a small jar with some water that I use for rehydrating the powdered Irish moss that I use. I didn't know it was recommended to rehydrate the nutrient, but the "super moss" needs to be rehydrated.

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2014, 07:23:51 PM »
I nearly always forget to use yeast nutrient.  But, I remembered it last brew day, added it at 10 minutes (not rehydrated, who knew that was an option) and fermentation took off faster than I recall seeing in a long time.

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2014, 01:02:52 PM »
I rehydrate ... in 5 gallons of boiling liquid

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2014, 08:55:18 PM »
Ive often wondered though, how much of my wyeast nutrient is getting pulled to the bottom by my whirlfloc. But im not curious enought to send a side by side experiment sample to a lab. And I highly doubt I could taste a difference between the two in the final product. Frankly, I add nutrients out of habit

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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2014, 10:38:51 PM »
Ive often wondered though, how much of my wyeast nutrient is getting pulled to the bottom by my whirlfloc. But im not curious enought to send a side by side experiment sample to a lab. And I highly doubt I could taste a difference between the two in the final product. Frankly, I add nutrients out of habit
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