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Old 08-22-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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OK, I know this may be goofy, but I just realized after reading through my notes on my last batch, that I used a Tablespoon Instead of a Teaspoon with the Energizer and Nutrient amounts. Is this going to make a big impact? What have I just created?

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Old 08-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #2
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:55 AM   #3
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Why don't you give us the full details of your batch including how big it is, the amounts you added, the starting gravity, and yeast strain?

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:55 AM   #4
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You'll have to dump it. No good any more.

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Why don't you give us the full details of your batch including how big it is, the amounts you added, the starting gravity, and yeast strain?
It is a 6 gallon batch with 71B yeast. I ended up putting in 3 tablespoons of nutrient and 2 tablespoons of energizer
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It sounds like you added more than 500 ppm YAN.
The good news is that the yeast should be able to consume that much. Massive overdoses can leave it tasting salty/metallic, but I suspect that won't be the case here.

You do not have to dump it.

The bad news is that excess nutrient tends to produce wines/meads with less aroma, and can lead to sulfur odors. I'd make sure it doesn't sit on its lees, and if it develops any sulfur odors, I'd treat them aggressively.

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Thanks Medsen!

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