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Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« on: June 07, 2011, 01:23:38 PM »
I just used this on Sunday night for the first time , I put the whole capsule in with 10 mins left in the boil but it didn't seem to want to dissolve. So I took it out tossed it and put a new one in splitting the capsule open and dumping the ingredients in. This is gonna sound stupid but what is the right way to add this supplment?
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 01:28:03 PM »
Either way works. It's always dissolved for me in the past, but you can totally open it and dump in the contents if you forget until late in the batch or are otherwise concerned about it dissolving.  No problem.
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 01:33:06 PM »
Thanks .... sucks that I wasted one capsule but the yeasties got a little extra I guess.
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 01:47:07 PM »
Yeah, it's a bummer to waste a couple of bucks, but at least the batch will be fine, right?

See if you can find one of the larger 10 g packs of servo for 10 HL batches.  I diluted one down with table sugar so now I use 1/4 tsp per 5 gallons.  It works great, and is a lot cheaper than the capsules.
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 01:54:34 PM »
I have been using left over dry yeast 11g and 6gr packs as a nutrient added w/ 10 mins left in the boil with success as my FG has been fairly spot on ( when I remember to add them )  ::)  but I wanted to see if there was any difference or if I can reduce the time until I rack to my secondary.
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 02:04:13 PM »
Yeah, it's a bummer to waste a couple of bucks, but at least the batch will be fine, right?

See if you can find one of the larger 10 g packs of servo for 10 HL batches.  I diluted one down with table sugar so now I use 1/4 tsp per 5 gallons.  It works great, and is a lot cheaper than the capsules.
One of them lasts me a whole year.  I usually get them at the Colorado Springs brewing symposium, but I didn't make it this year.  Where do you get the 10g packets?
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 02:08:00 PM »
In my case you get them from your LHBS who has them sent to him by accident and no one wants to buy them even after he marks them down to $4 so he ends up giving them to you.  There has to be another source though.  How do you dilute it down, do you use table sugar too?
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 04:21:32 PM »
Huh, that's how I got my Palisade hops.  ;)
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 08:32:45 PM »
What y'all talking about?
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 10:16:49 PM »
tom,
I been using the wyeast tube of yeast nutrient and find for the money it may be the better value.
I used Servo adamantly for several years and now I am not so sure it is worth the xtra... ???
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 11:39:08 PM »
It's hard to argue with free though :)

When I run out of servo I'll switch.
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2011, 11:35:52 AM »
How do you dilute it down, do you use table sugar too?
I never thought of that.  I use a "pinch" for starters and 1/8 tsp for 5 gallon brews.
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2011, 01:59:44 PM »
How do you dilute it down, do you use table sugar too?
I never thought of that.  I use a "pinch" for starters and 1/8 tsp for 5 gallon brews.
Isn't 1/8 tsp good for a barrel of beer or so?  I can't remember, I measured it at one point but no longer needed to know so it was in scratch space. :)
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2011, 02:04:16 PM »
The packet is for 10 bbl I think.  I guess I could measure out the whole packet and divide by 5 = 62.  Sounds like I'm pretty close.
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Re: Servomyces Yeast Nutrient
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2011, 02:12:06 PM »
Maybe, I don't remember.  But if there's 62 x 1/8 tsp in there, that's 2.6 Tbs . . . I don't think there was that much in the 10g packet, but I could be wrong.  Meh.  There's no danger from over using it, and it's working for you so no problem. :)
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