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Old 10-13-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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I am making a wit bier from extract. 6 lbs total of dry extract (3 lbs wheat, 3 lbs pilsen)I am pitching 1 bag of wheat 3944 Belgian wit. It will be a 5 gal. Batch. Do I need to add any yeast nutrients? Why or why not? I was going to add one tsp at 5 min. Thoughts?

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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If you don't it will still ferment and you will still have beer. I use yeast nutrient in every starter and only in beers with OG under 1.1, so i think you will be fine.

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Old 10-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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I think I am just gonna throw some in, since I have it laying around. Is there any way it could be bad for the beer if I add it?

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not that i know of. it is commonly used in mead.

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It certainly won't hurt, but I don't think it is really necessary. Most of the nutrients yeast need will be found in the malt and/or extract. I use it in my starters, but not in my beers, and have not had any issues.

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If you don't it will still ferment and you will still have beer. I use yeast nutrient in every starter and only in beers with OG under 1.1, so i think you will be fine.
meant to say OVER 1.1 OG
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:36 AM   #7
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If you add it, add it early to the fermentation, once fermentation is complete you want a nutrient barren wasteland because the bad guys like yeast nutrient too.

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If you add it, add it early to the fermentation, once fermentation is complete you want a nutrient barren wasteland because the bad guys like yeast nutrient too.
What do you mean by bad guys? And how do they like the yeast nutrient?
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bad guys = bacteria and stuff. They like to eat it.

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bad guys = bacteria and stuff. They like to eat it.
But if you sanitize properly, and once the yeast is done there should be enough alcohol to kill the baddys. Only 2 types of bacteria grow in beer anyway, I dont think a little extra yeast nutrient will matter in the grand scheme.
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