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Old 08-11-2012, 04:08 AM   #1
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Picked up a vile today while getting some odds and ends. 1/2tsp per 5gal. Wonder if it could be used in a stater ? If so how much would you use ?

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:11 AM   #2
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I do use it, both in full boils and starters. I don't measure it for starters, just kind of roughly estimate a dash. 2 dashes for a big lager starter. Its always worked well for me.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:25 AM   #3
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I do use it, both in full boils and starters. I don't measure it for starters, just kind of roughly estimate a dash. 2 dashes for a big lager starter. Its always worked well for me.
Thank you wasn't sure if the starter amounts needed to be accurate.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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i do the same. I just grab a little pinch out for a starter, dont really measure. Use as directed in the boil.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #5
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Ever use this rejuvenate the yeast to bring down the Final Gravity? I'm stalled at 1.020 for a week.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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I use a pinch in my starters and 1/2tsp in my wort. Happy yeast food
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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Ever use this rejuvenate the yeast to bring down the Final Gravity? I'm stalled at 1.020 for a week.
Could be many reasons for this and most likely just adding nutrient is not going to fix it

Extract or all grain? If extract it could be the dreaded1.020, some recipes just get stuck here and never move.

If AG could be grist, mash temps, yeast, temps, lots of variables.....
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:03 PM   #8
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Could be many reasons for this and most likely just adding nutrient is not going to fix it

Extract or all grain? If extract it could be the dreaded1.020, some recipes just get stuck here and never move.

If AG could be grist, mash temps, yeast, temps, lots of variables.....
It is an extract. Will trying it hurt? This is my second brew and second one to stall 1.020... what the heck am I doing or is this truly something out of my control???

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #9
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I don't think it would help or hurt if you only pitch energizer. The only thing I've found that consistently I unsticks a fermentation is pitching a new starter.


On the other hand, I think yeast energizer is an excellent idea for your future extract brews. Some extracts tend to be FAN deficient.

 
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:37 AM   #10
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I pitch the same amount for my starters as I do for 5 gallons. I would think the amount needed is proportional to the amount of yeast not the amount of wort.

 
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