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Yeast Nutrient For Hard Lemonade

Discussion in 'Yeast' started by drfad, 9/4/11.

 

  1. drfad

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    Posted 9/4/11
    Hi all,

    I'm looking at making a varient of the 3 dog recipe in one of the threads here and it asks for yeast nutrient which my LHBS didn't have. Can I use any old packet yeast as nutrient with the Safale I intend using for this brew?

    If not, is there anything else I can use?

    Cheers

    Fad
     
  2. felten

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    Posted 9/4/11
    some diammonium phosphate (DAP) would be handy, lemons probably don't have much nitrogen in them
     
  3. enoch

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    It will ferment without the nutrient it will just take longer.
    I wouldn't add extra yeast as nutrient unless it is yeast ghosts or whatever they call it that I have seen mentioned somewhere.
     
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    Posted 9/4/11
    I can't imagine lemons having all the nutrients required, so adding any/all yeast-food would be helpful.
    You could boil up an old pack of yeast to add a range of micro-nutrients and DAP if your LHBS sells that.
     
  5. going down a hill

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    Could you use some bakers yeast that you get from the supermarket as nutrient? Or is it so different the brew yeast wouldn't recognise it as food.
     
  6. Bribie G

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    I used to make hard ginger beer using a champagne yeast and DAP, fermented out quite well. However using a dried yeast such as Nottingham and pitching both sides of a Craftbrewer repack should work well, as the dried yeasts come preloaded with all the stuff they need to get working on, dividing up rapidly then producing alcohol.
     
  7. drfad

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    Thanks for all the responses. I ran out of time so just pitched the yeast and will hope for the best! :unsure:
     
  8. peterlonz

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    Hey just saying but always have the basic ingredients handy. Yeast nutrient is a basic once you step away from brewing beer.
     

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