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
5.0 / 5.057 ReviewsMakes good MeadI use this and the energizer for Mead to add the missing nutrients. It works great because I hit final gravity in a week, and then rack and age. I don't have to re-rack multiple times.September 24, 2013I like it.This stuff is good. I use it when I throw in additional DME, brown sugar, or honey to my wort. In my mind it should keep the yeast going when exposed to higher original gravity readings. I've been able to get three batches out of each small bottle. For the price, I think its worth it just for the piece of mind knowing that your yeast will not throw in the towel early.September 26, 2013Good stuffAt first I just used this in specific recipes that would actually call for the nutrient, like some hard ciders, and stouts. I have been using this more and more as of recent, seem to notice fermentation much quicker with use more times than not.September 30, 2013Healthy!Helped keep my fermentation healthy and strong. I didn't ever fear that my yeast would fail. Thanks!October 14, 2013Saved my brewBrewed up a batch of ale and after 3 days there was no yeast activity. Opened the primary and added some of this. Before long the yeast had taken off and was going strong. The end product was great and I didn't notice any off flavors from using this.November 21, 2013Yeast 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, 2016Emergency measuresI had a stuck fermentation where after 3 days the gravity stopped dropping. I added some of this and within a weak it was down to where it needed to be.November 30, 20131 grams per gallon of beerI measure out 1gm/gal and add it when I pitch the yeast. It seems to help because I have been having full attenuations since doing it.December 22, 2013Makes better Cider and MeadUsing this helps fermentation complete weeks or months faster because the yeast get all the needed nutrients. It's easy to use and gives noticeable results.January 24, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 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.)