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Old 03-19-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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1 gram per gallon is hat i've read...that seems like just a pinch...i don't have a scale that exact and my local drug dealer isn't keen on farming out his equipment...

worth it?

 
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:35 AM   #2
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I use Wyeast nutrient. IIRC, its recommended rate is 1.1gm or 1/2 tsp per 5 gallons.

I got a 100/.01gm scale on eBay for about $15 shipped.

EDIT: 1/2, not 1/4.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:33 AM   #3
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Fermaid K is useful for >10% beers... The typical use is to add it along with a dose of additional O2 and some extra sugars for the yeast. For example this beer.
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