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acommonsoul

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Okay, so I am going to be doing the Eclipse Sonoma Pinot Noir kit soon and had a couple of questions regarding the instructions. First, the instructions emphasize
not rehydrating the yeast. In my beer brewing experience I was always told to rehydrate dry yeast. So, should I rehydrate or not?....also is it a good idea to add yeast nutrients?....the last thing I want is a stuck fermentation
 

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It will work both ways so long as you've got and keep your must near the kit instruction's temperature. I mostly just sprinkle so if I do get a stuck fermentation (it has never happened to me) I can as a last resort go back to the kit manufacturer or dealer and get a new kit.

I've never used nutrient or energizer with any of my kits but have always used it with my fruit/country wines.
 
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AZMDTed

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What Bill said. No need to rehydrate the yeast or add nutrient to an Eclipse kit.
 

StBlGT

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1. Just sprinkle on top.

2. No yeast nutrients needed. Already added by kit manufacturer.
 

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Many if not most kits come with Lavlin EC-1118 which I've read is a pretty hardy and near fool proof yeast.
 

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On my third kit now and I've sprinkled all of them with no issues.
 
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