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Offline cowboy up

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Addition of yeast nutrients
« on: November 23, 2011, 09:47:54 AM »
I would like to try adding yeast nutrients to my yeast. The bottle says to add one tsp. per gallon, but it doesn't say when to add it. I called a local brew shop and I was told to add it when I pitched the yeast. The question I have is, if I add the nutrient when I pitch the yeast won't I be introducing germs into my wort? It seems to me I would add it to the boil at some point so as to be a sterile adjunct. Not being sure I did not use any nutrient with this batch of beer. Any advice would be appreciated thanks!       Cowboy Up

Offline merfizle

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Re: Addition of yeast nutrients
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 10:30:20 AM »
I pitch mine at flame out.

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Offline Big B

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Re: Addition of yeast nutrients
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 12:33:16 PM »
I add it to the last 10 min of the boil just to make sure it is properly dissolved.  I too used 1 TSP per gallon, and it made the world of difference.  Cut my fermentation time in half.
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Offline cowboy up

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Re: Addition of yeast nutrients
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 10:05:13 AM »
Thanks guys, adding it to the boil makes more sense. Have a great holiday season!                Cowboy Up.