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Offline bierview

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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2016, 08:46:29 PM »
I always use it for my starters.  My question is, can you use too much?  I find myself dumping a teaspoon into my starter boil.  Never had any problems but I thought I would run the question by everyone.

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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2016, 10:19:41 PM »
I always use it for my starters.  My question is, can you use too much?  I find myself dumping a teaspoon into my starter boil.  Never had any problems but I thought I would run the question by everyone.


Sure you can. There's a threshold for taste for pretty much anything - exactly what that is for nutrient is anybody's guess. IMO there's no need to use more than Wyeast states - I use the 1/2 tsp for 5 gallons.
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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2016, 10:49:06 PM »
I know an award winning lager brewer that expressly has it listed as an ingredient in his Helles recipe!  So, I assume it must have a taste threshold - and I use it every time FWIW.
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Re: Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2016, 03:18:00 AM »
Some of the trace elements are needed for yeast health, and if you go too far over that trace level it becomes toxic for the yeast.
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