How to add nutrients?

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badmajon

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How am I supposed to add nutrients to the mead? Should I just dump it in, stir, shake, etc? I heard its bad to introduce more oxygen into the mead, something about messing up the flavor and oxidizing it. It'll be at 48 hours tonight when I put more DAP and Fermaid K into it.
 

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I boil & cool about a cup of water & mix in the nutrients & such. As this is still an active ferment, you shouldn't have any problems with oxidation if you just pour the mix into the carbouy. Regards, GF.
 

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If you dissolve them in a little warm water, you won't be as likely to cause a lot of foaming and a mead eruption accident. Oxidation is not a problem at this stage of fermentation, and in fact, adding oxygen is necessary for maximal yeast growth. You probably should aerate it well as you add the nutrients.

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