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Old 02-15-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Forgot to add Yeast Nutrient...

...can I add it to the primary? Should I bother?

I've never used it before, but the instructions say to add at the last 10 minutes of boil.

Should I just save it for next time?


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Old 02-15-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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last 10 minutes of boil makes me think you are talking about Irish Moss. A clarifier.

If that is in fact what you didnt use, Dont sweat it. More times than not, I forget it.
Just takes a little bit longer for the beer to get clear.


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Old 02-15-2010, 04:20 PM   #3
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Nope. I remembered the moss.

This is Wyeast Beer Nutrient Blend.
Now that I look at it, it doesn't say "Yeast" nutrient anywhere, but it's made by Wyeast...
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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Here's a link to the product:
http://www.wyeastlab.com/rw_productd...m?ProductID=15
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:28 PM   #5
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I would not worry about it for this batch. I'm sure it will be fine. Lots of people don't use any yeast nutrients and do OK.

Just remember next time.
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Some people never add nutrient, and they still make beer. Some people add it to the starter, but not to the boil. It will help keep the yeast in top form, and possibly prevent a 1.020 stuck ferment, but isn't absolutely necessary. Just save it for the next batch.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:34 PM   #7
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What kind of yeast did you use? Dry or liquid?
If liquid did you make a starter?


Reason i ask, If you had a dry packet you will be fine unless you made a big beer. Then the extra goodies would have helped out.

If this is just a normal beer ya made, Adding the nutrient will help the fermintation, And even get you a lower FG.

Now that ya allready have it in the carboy, I am guessing you are to late.

Personaly, I have never used it. When i make my barleywine i was thinking about getting some to give it a try.

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Beer generally doesn't need yeast nutrient unless you are doing something heavily adjuncted. Also, if I was doing 100% extracts I might throw some in just-in-case, but probably wouldn't need.

If you're paranoid about it, it won't hurt to boil some up and put it in the primary. But you should be okay.
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Thanks for the replies, here's a little more info.

Yes, it's a big beer. Imperial stout with an OG of 1.096.

I used White Labs 005 yeast, and I made a starter, first time. That's actually why I got the nutrient, but then I read the label and it said to add to the boil. Maybe I should have added it to the starter?

I know it's not necessary to use this, I've made many batches without.

My main question is, will it help or hurt if I add it now?
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I doubt it would hurt, especially if the yeast haven't taken off yet. It'll be most useful during the growth phase I think. Boil it up in a cup or so of water and throw it in.


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