Fermaid O is an Organic version of Fermaid K. It is an autolyzed yeast nutrient with a high content of organic nitrogen (amino acids). It is formulated without DAP. It is best to add Fermaid O in two doses. Add half the dose at the end of lag phase (at the onset of fermentation) and the other half between 1/4 and 1/3 sugar depletion.
To Use: Fermaid O should be mixed with room temperature water before adding to an active fermentation to avoid CO2 release and overflowing of tanks or barrels. The amount of water used is not critical. Simply add enough to make a slurry.
Dosage: 1.5 grams/gallon
Storage: Dated expiration. Store at 18°C(65°F). Once opened, keep tightly sealed and dry.
I got this for TONSA for mead , it worked great for that , so just to experiment , I added a 1/8th Tsp to 100 mil water when reconstituting Yeast for a Ale , WOW the action in the fermenter within 24 hours was unbelievable, 72 hours later is smells like it's ALE already ! I will be researching and experimenting more on this ! As a novice , I will have to learn more . but it seems to help with the mead by keeping the Yeast active in higher ABV levels . still producing , so it could do the same for Beer , taste test will out !
Making straight mead with only honey and water stresses your yeast. Use Fermaid O and follow the TOSNA Protocol (Google it) of staggered nutrient additions for a strong and healthy fermentation. Get a better finished mead a lot quicker.
Great nutrient that keeps the ferment going strong right to the end! I even cut the rate a bit. Difficult to dissolve into solution before adding though.