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Hi, Is yeast nutrient necessary for preparing starter, is it possible to make starter without nutrient? as my recipe I need 2 liters starter.
 
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it’s for strong stout with OG 1.085
 

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If you don't have any nutrients, you got any bread yeast? Just toss some in when you boil your extract.
 

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Not necessary but ive noticed when making a starter the activity start MUCH faster than when i dont use it. But i dont think its an absolute necessity.
 

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WYeast comes with a nutrient bubble inside their smack packs. Definitely smack it!

The starter wort should contain most of the essentials. Use regular, dechlorinated tap water, unless it's hard.
Good oxygenation/aeration/agitation is probably more important.
 

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Never used it. Probably never will. I use straight RO water and DME for my starters and always have good results, both stirred and shaken.
 
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