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Yeast Energizer/Nutrient

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My LHBS carries a product my LD Carlson called Yeast Energizer - Nutrient booster for yeast. Contains diammonium phosphate, yeast hulls, magnesium sulphate and vitamin B.  How much of this should I use, and when?  I'm guessing a tsp in the boil for 10-15 minutes?  Thanks, I've never used this but I have experienced an incomplete fermentation or two.  I pitched 1L starters (using a stir plate for 48 hrs) into 1.066 SG wort and did a pretty good job of keeping them between 67-68F, but they only got down to 1.021 and 1.019 when I was looking for 1.014 or below.  Will this stuff even help?
 

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From what I've read yeast nutrients are useful when the stuff you're fermenting doesn't naturally contain the ingredients necessary for healthy yeast growth. Fruit wine and mead for example. I just used some in a batch of blackberry wine. But it's not needed for beer or grape wine.
 
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