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Big10Seaner

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I was just curious if any of you recommended using any kind of yeast nutrients to ensure a healthier fermentation. If so, what types would you recommend? Are there any beers that would be more in need of a nutrient?
 

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I don't, typically, use yeast nutrients, but I know many brewers that do. Everyone who uses them likes them, although they have their own preferences, so I cannnot recommend any particular one.

They do help ferment any beer, and especially your bigger beers. Really, I ought to use them, but I always forget to pick something up when I'm at the LHBS.


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They are pretty much required if you're making a mead (maybe wine, too, I'm not sure about that), but wort usually has enough of the stuff that the yeast needs where they're not necessary.
 

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Being relatively new into brewing, I try to eliminate any possible issues. I throw in a half teaspoon of Wyeast nutrients into my beer, and even a dash into my starters. The Wyeast is about the same price as regular nutrients, but you use much, much less. I've probably got about 8 or 10 batches on my bottle and have about half left.

Sometimes I ferment down too far though. I just had a pale ale that was supposed to stop at 1.016 with Safale S-05 go down to 1.010!
 
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