DetailsYeast Nutrient gives nourishment to your yeast so that it stays healthy throughout the fermentation process. Used in beer, wine, mead, etc. to produce healthy yeast for a complete fermentation. Use 1 teaspoon per gallon prior to fermentation beginning.
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Gravity Level Medium
4.9 / 5.061 ReviewsI always feed my yeasty beasties...I have not tried other supplements, but I rather like Carlson Yeast Nutrient. It was loads cheaper to get the large bag and simply refill my bottle. I keep the reserve amount in my fridge. Toss in a tsp per gallon of homebrew, 15 minutes before the end of the boil and don't forget to aerate - I usually see activity in 12-18 hours.March 12, 2019Purchased
3 months agoUsed as directed. Seems to be helping my mead along nicely.January 17, 2019Purchased
5 months agoI guess its okaynot quite sure if I used it correctly, does not seem to do anything.December 24, 2018Purchased
6 months agoSeems to work greatThis seems to work nicely. I am adding it to my mead, and the yeast is still bubbling away nicely after 2 weeks. Not sure how it works, but my mead is looking very nice to this point.October 3, 2018Purchased
8 months agoBetter productMy apple pie wine came out wonderful with this and the Lalvin K1V-1116 yeast. Very little flavor loss and great fermentation. I would use these products again.February 10, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoNutrientWorks great for me. I just follow direction on the recipe.December 5, 2016Purchased
over 3 years agoYeast NutrientWorking on wine. Do not know for sure the results yet!March 23, 2016Yeast nutrientOrdered small bottle of nutrient, only info I would recommened is do your home work and make sure you know how much nutrient is needed, the amount I needed for 1 gallon to make hard apple cider was 1 teaspoon, what I ordered was a 2 oz bottle and now Im left with an almost full bottle of nutrient that I will not use. I would ask midwest to put the recommened amount that each prodcut is used for next to each product on the site Otherwise great product and fast shipping !!!February 27, 2016Bag had a hole inBag had a hole in itJanuary 9, 2016
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Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 6 answerscan you add this halfway through fermentation? or can it only be added at the beginning?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can add it after you have pitched the yeast. Just take extra care, as it should always be, to sanitize everything you plan to use. There is some concern when doing this because you are exposing it to oxygen which is not good for beer, but is also needed for the yeast to thrive and do its business. If you have seen little to no action in your bubbler and when you open it and don't see some yeast residue around the edges of your primary, then you can add the nutrient to try kicking things off a bit.How many gallons will 1lb treat?BEST ANSWER: Generally use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per gallon, and there are just under 100 teaspoon per pound. Well over 150 gallons, a pound of nutrient is a lot, lasts me many yearsNot add nutrient?BEST ANSWER: I have never done a control experiment where I make identical batches of wine with and without yeast nutrient. Someone with more experience could comment on this; I make three batches of wine a year, and I have only been making wine since 2011. However, I have always used it and I've never had a stuck fermentation when I used it, and it makes biochemical sense to use it. Yeast nutrient is urea, NH2CONH2. It is used as a nitrogen source for yeast (see the two nitrogen atoms in urea), which all living organisms need. Of course, there are many nutrients in grape must too, but apparently adding urea does help. (As a side note, urea is the primary solute in pee, which sounds gross. But it isn't; the color and smell of pee comes from other substances, not urea, which is colorless and odorless. Your body makes urea to get rid of nitrogenous substances that your body doesn't need anymore.)Does this yeast nutrient contain zinc?