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Old 01-19-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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i am using LD Carlson yeast nutrient and energizer in my mead and when i mix it in boiled water it has a strong ammonia smell. i know there is DAP in it and contains ammonia but i am wondering if this is normal? or safe?



 
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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Yep, perfectly normal. You're not supposed to boil it, btw which is probably why you're getting that smell.


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Old 01-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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Yes it smells normal...It's food grade Urea after all.

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Old 01-19-2010, 07:30 PM   #4
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Yep, perfectly normal. You're not supposed to boil it, btw which is probably why you're getting that smell.
When do you add it?

 
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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I mix it in before pitching my yeast. Some people toss it in at flameout.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:12 PM   #6
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I mix it in before pitching my yeast. Some people toss it in at flameout.
I've been throwing a big pinch of the stuff in with 5-10 min to go. Whoops

 
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:22 PM   #7
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I love how LD Carlson so blatantly manages to not describe what is in their products.

 
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:49 PM   #8
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well i boil a very small amount of water to disolve the nutrient and the energizer says to apply heat. there shouldnt be a problem with the boiling water right?



 
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