Yeast Nutrient

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Tony_Tiz

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I think I have a simple question about yeast nutrient. I'm not sure when or how to add it. Can I just sprinkle it into my must or do I mix it in with my yeast when I re-hydrate the yeast? If I can just add it to my must, how far in advance to I have to add it?
 

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I use go-ferm (110 degrees water, down to 104, add yeast, let set for 20 min) which is a yeast wake-up nutrient and then I also use FermK in the must (mix with water, add to must). On the FermK, you would want to pull some wine out and stir in the nutrient well to be sure you get any clumps of nutrient mixed in before adding.
 

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It depends on what you are using. If using Go Ferm use it to hydrate the yeast. Otherwise it is recommended to add the nutrient around 1/3 sugar depletion. I suppose you could just sprinkle it on the must but I always hydrate it with water. Enzymes and SO2 are added pre inoculation.
 

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