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Yeast Nutrient
« on: December 21, 2015, 12:40:46 AM »
Does anyone use it? Just realized I had some lying around.

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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 12:58:10 AM »
Pretty much always. Yeast need zinc, the Wyeast nutrient has zinc.
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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 01:11:50 AM »
A pinch in each canning jar of starter wort, 1/2 tsp in every boil kettle

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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 01:13:50 AM »
Agreed with Jeff on all counts. I use Wyeast, too.
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Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 01:42:03 AM »
I use wyeast as well. I go through 2 tubes a year at about $1.75 each, worth it to me.

A buddy uses something from BSG that calls for 1/2-1 tsp per gallon.

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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 05:41:39 PM »
I use it for wine but never beer. I don't think it's needed unless you're pushing yeast to high gravity.

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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015, 05:47:48 PM »
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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 02:11:21 AM »
Always...I figure I can use the zinc too...
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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2015, 02:20:27 AM »
I always plan to use it. But like the Irish moss I often forget.

It generally gets used in my staters.


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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 02:59:00 AM »
Fermax (the cheap stuff), 1 g/gal for starters, 5 g/bbl for normal-gravity wort and double that for high-gravity. At something on the order of pennies per batch, I can't think of a reason not to. My tap water is also very soft so I could hypothetically see a benefit others wouldn't. Or it could all just be in my head. Every one of you...
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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2015, 11:40:37 AM »
You will get faster fermentations with the nutrient and less sulfur. I use the Wyeast nutrient. Someone argued that you "don't need it" which is partially true but once you start using it regularly you will notice a difference and will probably continue to use it.

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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2015, 02:36:42 PM »
I wonder if I use too much. The bag always says 1tsp per gallon of wort. Seems like all of you use much less than that.
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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2015, 02:38:27 PM »
I use it for my starters and in the boil kettle.  I drop it in at the same time I make a Whirlflock addition.  I've noticed slightly faster and more complete fermentation.

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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2015, 02:49:57 PM »
You will get faster fermentations with the nutrient and less sulfur. I use the Wyeast nutrient. Someone argued that you "don't need it" which is partially true but once you start using it regularly you will notice a difference and will probably continue to use it.


I feel the same. Maybe not necessary per se to make beer, but I like the results.
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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2015, 03:06:12 PM »
I wonder if I use too much. The bag always says 1tsp per gallon of wort. Seems like all of you use much less than that.

I'm thinking that's for fruit/honey must. Still sounds like a lot.
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