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Old 10-02-2009, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Whoops! I added YEast nutrient to the boil

Yesterday I brewed some pumpkin ale and I added yeast nutrient to the boil and I accidently added more then I ha intended too. maybe 2 1/2 teaspoons full. What effect if any will this have on my beer. Also I noticed it was a extra bitter and slightly off. Is that form the nutrient? Thanks everyone


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Old 10-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Should be fine - I see no problems at all. I don't think any extra bitterness is from the nutrient.


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Old 10-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #3
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i dont think it will have any effect.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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You'll be fine. I've noticed a strong metallic (zinc?) smell when I add yeast nutrient to my starters. Never had a problem.

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Hmm then i wonder whats up with the bitterness. .8oz Liberty for 60min and then .22 OZ of Cascade for 45 min. Good for a red?
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Might just be some zinc, but the yeast will consume it.


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