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Old 10-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #1
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When making a starter with White Labs yeast does adding a yeast fuel (AHS term for yeast nutrient) add that much to the starter to justify the purchase?

 
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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I use Fermax in all of my starters. You can buy a half pound of it for $7ish, and you only need half a teaspoon in a starter and/or 1 tsp/gallon in your boil. The result is healthier yeast, so I think of it as a small extra price to pay for higher quality and less chance of a stuck fermentation.

 
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
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I use the Wyeast nutrient in every starter and in ever boil I do. The cost is very cheap and I think it helps the yeast.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:41 PM   #4
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I always use nutrient in the starters. I try to use it in brews too, but for some reason I usually forget.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:59 PM   #5
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I use DAP. I don't know how effective it is but it's super cheap so why not!

 
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