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Old 10-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #1
Rugrad02
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I forgot that I was out of my go-to Wyeast yeast nutrient during my last brew day, an I.P.A with homegrown hops. I had some LD Carlson yeast energizer lying around from mead making and used the recommended 1/2 tsp. per gallon. I figured that it would be okay but am second guessing myself because the energizer is recommended for wine.

So, I used 2.5 tsp. for my 5 gallon batch.

Will I notice any off flavors from using the energizer at this high a dose and in beer as opposed to wine?

For the record, I do not plan on using the energizer again for my beers.

 
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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You're fine... energizers have some additional stuff that the yeast needs that are usually provided by the wort but often absent in wine must and meads...

 
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