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Re: yeast nutrient amount
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2016, 10:05:34 PM »
My LHBS was out of Wyeast once so I bought a bag of this stuff. I wasn't comfortable using that much, so I backed off the amount to near the Wyeast rate. I didn't notice any negatives. I'd rather use Wyeast though, obviously.

IIRC mine had much more of the white crystals stuff mixed with the tan...very different looking the wyeast so I decided against it. still sitting around but likely just chucking it when I remember.

The stuff I got pretty much looks like crack with no tan impurities  ;)

Here is the extensive reply from LD Carlson after sending an email inquiry:
"The yeast nutrient can be used in beer wort"

I may just throw some in until I get around to getting some Wyeast product. I am not putting in 6 tsp though...

but that dosage worries me...that seems like quite a bit. id go 1/2 tsp.
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Re: yeast nutrient amount
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2016, 10:09:29 PM »
According to https://byo.com/mead/item/1908-yeast-nutrients-techniques you can combine the DAP you have now with dried yeast hulls, which have all the nutrients in sufficient amounts except for nitrogen and phosphorus, which DAO supplies. Plus: "A half teaspoon of DAP is generally recommended for addition to a 5-gallon (19-L) batch of wort".
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Re: yeast nutrient amount
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2016, 10:20:20 PM »
According to https://byo.com/mead/item/1908-yeast-nutrients-techniques you can combine the DAP you have now with dried yeast hulls, which have all the nutrients in sufficient amounts except for nitrogen and phosphorus, which DAO supplies. Plus: "A half teaspoon of DAP is generally recommended for addition to a 5-gallon (19-L) batch of wort".

Thanks for the link and the info. That is very helpful. So it's basically partial yeast nutrient as it pertains to beer anyway.

Looks like LD Carlson's yeast energizer is what I was assuming this was
"Contains diammonium phosphate, yeast hulls, magnesium sulphate and other nutrients to keep yeast active for longer when used after fermentation has begun.  Use to help restart a stuck fermentation and to increase active yeast cell count.  "
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