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Old 09-19-2010, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default do you still add yeast nutrients if you have a starter?

I created a starter for the brew I'm doing today. Should I still add yeast nutrients to my wert? Normal amount or less (1 tsp / gal. is the normal amount)?



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Old 09-19-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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I add yeast nutrient to both my starters and my wort on brew day.



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Normally I sprinkle some in my boil but not in my starter.

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I put a small amount in my starter, perhaps 1/8 tsp. Then I add the normal amount to my wort.

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I put about a gram or so in my starter then the usual amount in my boil and have not had any issues yet!

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Adding nutrients won't hurt, so if you have them on hand, feel free. Unless you're brewing in poor conditions for yeast health, though (e.g. high alcohol, ultrahigh hops, high acidity, or high temperature,) they're really not going to do much for you.



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