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  1. SchwiftyGlipGlop

    Yeastie boys - mead/melomel wlp775 English cider yeast

    Hi all! First time post, and research for my first mead. I have been using wlp English style cider yeast for brewing cider and plan on collecting and reusing the cider yeast potentially for a Mead/pyment. Has anyone here had any experience using 775 for a mead? After using it for a bit I’m...
  2. J

    Instant Dry Yeast into yeast nutrients???

    Hi guys, So Im making my own yeast nutrients. Someone suggested I add some yeast to a pot of boiling water for 15min to kill it, then dry it and add it into my DAP for yeast nutrients. I wanted to know, do I have to use Distillers yeast then kill it/active yeast. Or can I use the far cheaper...
  3. teddyearp

    Yeast Nutrient

    Before I found this site, I just used somebody's links to buy some of the 'stuff' I/we use for cider. Now after cruising this site, I've found that there's a few variants for some of these ingredients. The nutrient I ended up with is (and I'll massacre the spelling) Dimonium Phoshphate. Is...
  4. beervoid

    Adding Yeast Nutrition During Fermentation

    Hello everyone, So because of a mistake in the temp controller I pitched my ale yeast way too cold.. at around 7c. I also forgot to add yeast nutrient. I made a proper starter before pitching it. After warming the keg up some fermentation action was seen but it wasn't convincing enough for me...
  5. ChaosB

    Conan Yeast Starter w/ Fast Pitch Wort & Yeast Nutrient

    I will be using 2 packages of Omega Yeast OYL-052 "Conan" to attempt to ferment my first brew, a clone of MadTree Galaxy High DIPA. Recipe linked below. OG 1.084 FG 1.010 ABV 10.0% I have a package of...
  6. H

    Maximize nutrients for fermentation efficiency?

    Hello, I have been brewing for about 7 years now and have noticed what I think every brewer realizes: yeast work better and faster when they are given the proper amounts of nutrient additions. After some trial and error, and working more on the mead and cider side (where the main sugar...
  7. B

    Fermaid K in beer

    For this batch I used Fermaid K in my beer. I added it 15 min prior to the end of the boil. I haven’t read about anyone doing this so I wanted to know if its at all beneficial or it could of messed something up?
  8. RunawayOctober

    Noob Help, please!

    My husband and I are attempting our second batch of Hard Cider and something is wrong. Apparently we didn't learn from the first one we tried. Recipe: 2 1/3c local clover honey Apple Juice (no preservatives) to top up a gallon. 1/4tsp Vinter's Harvest CY17 yeast All in a glass jug...
  9. I

    Staggard nutrient addtions and oxidation question

    I'm fairly new to brewing beer and now trying my hand at meads now. I've been doing a lot of reading here and elsewhere before I make my first batch. I want to try staggard yeast nutrient additions. When you add your staged nutrients with the last addition near the midway point in the...