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Old 01-31-2009, 12:01 AM   #1
Sep 2008
West Richland, WA, WA
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I mixed up a batch of cider last night and I forgot yeast nutrient.. Is it too late to add some to the fermenter??

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Old 01-31-2009, 12:20 AM   #2
The Blow Leprechaun
Jun 2008
Rockville, MD
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Mead fermentations often have staggered nutrient additions.

The only risk you run with a delayed nutrient addition is if the yeast are being out-competed by something nasty, which will then get the nutrient first... but if that's unlikely and if it's happening, you're pretty much screwed anyway... so I say go for it!

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Old 01-31-2009, 01:56 AM   #3
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Go ahead and add it. Can't hurt, especially if fermentation is yet to start or is just starting.

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