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Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby Mr Four Square » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:34 pm

I have bought a bottle of Wyeast Yeast Nutrient to put in with EC1118 on my plum wash. The quantities are clear 1/2 a tsp to 19 litres but I keep reading conflicting comments about when and what to add it to? Some say add it to the wash, some say add it to the hydrated yeast as a starter. What do you reckon? :-B
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby kiwikeg » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:03 pm

Add it to the wash.
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby OzKev » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Add it to the wash,
it would be too concentrated to add it all to the starter and the yeasties will cry :crying-blue:
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Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby wedwards » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:59 am

I have had some of this sitting around for a long time - it says to add it to the boil when 15 mins out. Not sure what that's meant to do, but I keep forgetting to use it in my beers
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby bt1 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:37 am

Wyeast normally has the starter in yeast pack when you buy it.

The nutrient would be for wash. EC1118 loves a good feed and in warmer weather run real hard without off flavours.

enjoy
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby tipsy » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:36 am

wedwards wrote:I have had some of this sitting around for a long time - it says to add it to the boil when 15 mins out. Not sure what that's meant to do, but I keep forgetting to use it in my beers


That sounds more like a kettle finning.
Like Whirlfloc or Brewbrite. Helps flocculate break material so you can leave it in you kettle.
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby wynnum1 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:52 am

yeast nutrient and acid and sugar is needed to make yeast starter but at dilute rate .
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby Mr Four Square » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:21 pm

In with the wash it goes then. Thanks fellahs.The instructions for boiling threw me too. I knew they were to do with brewing. Back to my plums I go ... :greetings-waveyellow:
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby OzKev » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:10 pm

I just googled it.

http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_productdeta ... oductID=15

It does say to add to the boil. It must have something that needs to be boiled in it to become soilable.
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby Mr Four Square » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:54 pm

Thats what's kungfusing, the instructions and the Wyeast website info all refer to its use for brewing . For distilling I'll stick with adding it to the wash just prior to pitching in the hydrated yeast
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby GalBrew » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:21 pm

Mr Four Square wrote:Thats what's kungfusing, the instructions and the Wyeast website info all refer to its use for brewing . For distilling I'll stick with adding it to the wash just prior to pitching in the hydrated yeast


That is exactly what I do with all of my beer ferments, the standard method. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby Fatherjack » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:57 pm

I have brought some Vintners Harvest wine nutrient, on HBS advice :o

I enjoy end result from using ec1118 yeast, but find ferment very slow at least 4-5 wks

Am I just turbo charging the ec1118 by adding the DAP based wine nutrient, which might result in the need to filter taste out of final product?

Or am I just being 8-}
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Re: Wyeast yeast nutrient

Postby Mr Four Square » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:25 pm

Ah Father I'm too 8-} to know the answer to that myself but BT1 wrote
bt1 wrote:Wyeast normally has the starter in yeast pack when you buy it.

The nutrient would be for wash. EC1118 loves a good feed and in warmer weather run real hard without off flavours.

enjoy
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I found some fact sheets on yeast nutrients here http://www.scottlab.com/product-104.aspx

Gave my plums a second feed after 3 days. So far so fizzy.
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