just a guy
- Oct 25, 2016
- Reaction score
- S. Jersey/Philadelphia area
When 1st figuring this out for myself i noticed that everyone seems to have slightly different protocols. I’ve kept the same routine for the past few years since i started making wines from grapes. It’s based off the morewine guide to red winemaking & advice from the forum.
1. rehydrate yeast with GoFerm
2. 1st nutrient dose at 1st punchdown:
fermK 1g/gal + an extra shot of DAP (around .25-.50g/gal)
3. a few hours later i add my Acti-malo hydrated lactic bacteria & opti-malo nutrient to the must.
4. at 1/3 thru i add my 2nd full dose of fermK 1g/gal
i don’t follow this like gospel though. i’ve skipped the DAP, or the goFerm at times. i’ve added some fermO later. And i’ve butchered that 1/3 timing i admit. But that’s pretty much been my default nutrient protocol comfort zone. The only thing that will change with a known YAN level will be the 1g/gal dosage likely.
*some literature calls for 1 dose of fermK split up in 2 halves. I do 2 full doses as written in that manual and has worked well for me.
Now your turn! What’s your typical nutrient schedule?