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Old 05-15-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Yeast Nutrients? Good investment or waste of money?

I'm pretty new here. I tried to search for this but couldn't find anything about this.

Austin Homebrew Supply has several "yeast nutrients" packets/capsules that they say adds needed vitamins and nutrients to the wort that the yeast need.

Do these help?

Any thoughts or experiences using these?

They list Brewvent yeast nutrient, Fermax yeast nutrient, Wyeast yeast nutrient, Yeast energizer, Yeast hulls, and Yeast nutrient.

I was thinking about ordering another kit and want to know if I should buy one of these to give me a better chance at a great brew.

Thanks

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Old 05-15-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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the two best yeast helpers ive ever used are "yeast extract" and "yeast hulls". but it shouldnt be needed for beer only for mead and to a lesser extent wine. the third thing is dissolved oxygen all things need it, beer, wine, and mead so you might want to invest in an oxygenation system too.

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Old 05-15-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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+1 for only with mead and wine. Beer has enough nutrients for yeast to thrive. Only excpetion i can think of is a super high gravity brew

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Old 05-15-2008, 11:42 PM   #4
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I think that making a starter would help get the yeast acclimated and ready for pitching. I would say that would be your best bet.

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Old 05-16-2008, 12:44 AM   #5
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If you are using a lot of adjuncts, then yeast nutrients will definitiely help.

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