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what "stuff" do you add to your beer?


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#1 postSingularityHumanoid

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Posted 19 November 2022 - 04:49 AM

I was thinking about this yesterday.  I still add some "stuff" to my beer.  By "stuff" I mean:

  • campden tablet to water to make sure chlorine is gone
  • brewtan-b to mash, sparge and boil
  • yeast nutrient (wyeast) to boil
  • whirlfloc to boil

 

I sometimes wonder how necessary this stuff really is now and if I could start leaving some of it out.  I especially wonder because ritebrew is out of whirlfloc and my typical yeast nutrient :P


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Posted 19 November 2022 - 06:56 AM

Nothing other than appropriate brewing salts.

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Posted 19 November 2022 - 06:57 AM

I usually use RO water but on the rare occasion I don't, I use campden tablets. Whirlfloc and yeast nutrient get used pretty much every brew. Btw, Ritebrew has been out of Wyeast yeast nutrient for months now. They have the lowest price but never have it.

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Posted 19 November 2022 - 08:02 AM

Nothing other than appropriate brewing salts.

 

oh yeah, I add gypsum, CaCl and sometimes lactic.  rarely I add baking soda for a very high gravity dark beer where I actually need to counteract my CaCl additions (trying to get some mineral content in there).



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Posted 20 November 2022 - 01:49 PM

various minerals, lactic acid when needed, whirlfloc, Brewtan B, Yeast nutrient



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Posted 21 November 2022 - 08:07 AM

CaCl2, gypsum to the mash and boil, occasionally baking soda to the mash

Brewtan B to the mash

Lactic acid to the sparge water and sometimes mash depending on the beer

Whirlfloc to the boil

Yeast nutrient and foam control to the yeast starter

O2 to the wort before pitching



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Posted 21 November 2022 - 08:49 AM

CaCl2, gypsum to the mash and boil, occasionally baking soda to the mash

Brewtan B to the mash

Lactic acid to the sparge water and sometimes mash depending on the beer

Whirlfloc to the boil

Yeast nutrient and foam control to the yeast starter

O2 to the wort before pitching

 

no brewtan-b in the boil for you?

 

do you only use yeast nutrient in your starters but not your main batch of beer?



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Posted 22 November 2022 - 01:15 PM

no brewtan-b in the boil for you?

 

do you only use yeast nutrient in your starters but not your main batch of beer?

I started out putting it in both the mash and the boil. Lately I've just been doing the mash and haven't noticed any difference.

 

Correct I only use the yeast nutrient in the starter unless it's a pretty big beer (> 1.075 or so).



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Posted 22 November 2022 - 04:16 PM

I didn't mention the stuff added to build my water - the usual suspects there. I've never used BtB, I probably won't bother.

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Posted 23 November 2022 - 10:02 AM

do you guys know if any of these products are essentially the same things as the wyeast yeast nutrient?  maybe ferm K?

 

https://www.ritebrew....x=0&Submit.y=0


Edited by postSingularityHumanoid, 23 November 2022 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 27 November 2022 - 09:35 AM

do you guys know if any of these products are essentially the same things as the wyeast yeast nutrient?  maybe ferm K?
 
https://www.ritebrew....x=0&Submit.y=0


Yum, food grade urea

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Posted 27 November 2022 - 10:03 AM

Yum, food grade urea

 

yeah, lol!  that grossed me out too.




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