Originally Posted by Arpolis
Yeast nutrients can be added with the yeast. If you obsolutley can't get the pectic enzyme now then dont worry about it. Just start your must now and you can always use finning agents when fermentation is done. If you are not going to add sulfites then just pitch the yeast now. Commercial yeast will at least kill off natural yeasts "Usually" and the alcohol content will make it harder for bacteria to grow. you dont want this sitting in room temp till after Labor day to get the stuff ready.
thanks for all the help. I went ahead and put 1 tsp of yeast nutrient and added the yeast and covered primary fermenter with cheese cloth so it can get plenty air. I figured with the welch's being pasturized I would be ok without the campden tabs. I hope I'm right. anyway to worried about the allergic reaction. so I will stir daily and add some more nutrient throughtout the first 5 days to must while stirring. hope this works. Not much money invested here but still want a good batch as we all do. gonna check in the morning to see how much activity is going on. Hopefully this will turn out ok. gonna continue to read on learn, but this can be more complicated than I thought without a kit and instructions. lol