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Offline 3bbrewing

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Wyeast beer nutrient vs. wine nutrient...
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:57:22 pm »
Greetings everyone.  I ran out of Wyeast beer yeast nutrient and all I had on hand was the wine yeast nutrient.  I checked the Wyeast site to see what the difference was but I really couldn't find anything specific if it was there. I went ahead and used their wine yeast nutrient for my Belgium IPA, Belg PA, and English Best that I have going.  Does anyone here know the difference between the wine nutrient and beer nutrient?  More  urea and diammonium phosphate in the wine one??? 

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Offline Jimmy K

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Re: Wyeast beer nutrient vs. wine nutrient...
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 08:03:43 am »
There are differences between different nutrients, but I've never heard of a specific difference with 'wine' or 'beer' nutrients. Actually, I usually hear them referred to as simply 'yeast' nutrients.
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Re: Wyeast beer nutrient vs. wine nutrient...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 08:05:57 am »
My LHBS was out of Wyeast nutrient once, so I bought some of their yeast nutrient from the winemaking section. I had good results, no different than I'm used to from the Wyeast.
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Re: Wyeast beer nutrient vs. wine nutrient...
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 09:01:44 am »
Thanks guys...  They seem to infer that they're different formulations with nutrients specific to beer and wine but are also very vague. 
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