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Old 10-10-2006, 06:43 PM   #1
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Anyone use this? when ordering from Austin Homebrew, its only 1.50 extra, is it worth it? What exactly does it do also?


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Old 10-10-2006, 07:07 PM   #2
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It's a yeast energizer. Like Servomyces(sp?). It's yeast hulls (dead yeast) and some other ingredients to speed up fermentation.

They're 1.09/ea or 6 for 5.99


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Old 10-10-2006, 09:00 PM   #3
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Not sure it's worth it if you're getting decent fermentations without it, but if you try it let us know how it turns out.
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More important for meads and wine. I've used yeast nutrient a few times for ales, but can't say I've noticed a difference.
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I use it for peace of mind in a starter. Only need a 'pinch' so it lasts forever.

WARNING: do not add to boiling wort in a starter! It turns an Erlymeyer flask into a glass volcano!
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thanks, answers my question.. ive been getting good action without it.. so i guess ill save my money...
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I've done ales with and without it and have noticed a slighty faster take off and a stronger ferment while using it. I say it's not necessary, but for only an extra dollar, I'll keep using it.
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I use it for peace of mind in a starter. Only need a 'pinch' so it lasts forever.

WARNING: do not add to boiling wort in a starter! It turns an Erlymeyer flask into a glass volcano!
What?

I've poured boiling wort into a flask a billion times, and then promptly dunked it in an ice bath to cool it.

Never had it volcano.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:19 AM   #9
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I think he's talking about ading more wort (when it's boiling) to a starter
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I always use it. It's worth it's weight in gold to me.


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