Originally Posted by jnoonan22
Thanks. Did you prepare the yeast by adding a little sugar and nutrient and letting it sit 24 hrs before pitching? Or is it better to just add the nutrient to the must prior to pitching?
I highly recommend starters. I have tried with them and without and just always get better results with them. Here is how I like to do my starters:
1 cup water
1/4 cup honey
5 chopped raisins
1 100mg B6 tablet crushed
Mix it all and and sprinkle 1 sachet of dry yeast on top and wait 6 - 12 hours. You can substitute the raisins and B6 with 1/4tsp of Dap or even better get some go-ferm but I think the B6 and raisins do a better job for the starter vs the Dap; however, I have yet to try go-ferm.