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BSG Fermax- How much and when?
« on: September 07, 2015, 03:47:01 PM »
Never used this stuff. Is the dosing really 1-1.5 teaspoons/gallon? when should i add?
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Re: BSG Fermax- How much and when?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 01:56:18 AM »
If we're talking about beer, then I would say that would be serious overkill. If we're talking wine, then maybe that much would be okay. If we're talking mead, then that much or potentially more would be needed. If you're boiling your fermentables at any point then adding the nutrient at the end of the boil is optimal.

An all malt beer should have nearly enough nutrients if the gravity is reasonable 1.030+ regardless if it's all grain or extract. Down around that gravity or lower you might include a nutrient addition. If you're using a large percentage of adjuncts or simple sugar then you may also want to use some nutrient.

What are you making? What's your recipe?

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Re: BSG Fermax- How much and when?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 12:32:11 AM »
What are you making? What's your recipe?
Just an APA. All Grain. Following the directions on the bottle. I normally add 1/2tsp. to all my beers.
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Re: BSG Fermax- How much and when?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 01:16:38 AM »
You should not need to add Fermax to an all-grain beer, especially one made with Maryland Coastal Plain water.