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Old 05-16-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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should I add 1/4tsp of yeast nutrient to my starter while it is boiling of after it is chilled?

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Old 05-16-2007, 02:46 AM   #2
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I add it as it is coming to a boil. It won't dissolve very well if you pitch it into chilled starter wort.

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Old 05-16-2007, 02:46 AM   #3
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Never used it... any directions with it?

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Thanks a million! Its boiling now!

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Old 05-16-2007, 03:52 AM   #5
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You shouldn't need it with beer. I have read this in Chuck's book and Beer for Dummies. Both agree beer should never need nutrients or energizers.

Its common with wine and specific yeast strains used with wine.

I've used it only on cider. I never boiled it either. Never had infections.

It cuts down on the sluggishness of the yeast and the sulfury gas smells that can ruin a cider or wine. It also lowers the risk of stuck ferments and can un-stick them.

My usage has been 1/2 tsp per gal of must. Additions at or after pitching. (per the bottle)

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