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I was told by my LHBS to only really worry about nutrients if you have a high gravity beer (above 1.060). I believe it has something to do with helping the count of yeast increase (might have been because of the zinc like a previous answer said). However if you use say 2 packets of yeast for 1.060 beer at 23L I don't think you have to worry about a nutrient ...


BYO has a pretty good, brief article on what yeast nutrient provides for your beer, as well as whether or not it's necessary. To summarize for you, wort by itself is pretty rich in nutrient, and may not need yeast nutrient, especially if you re-pitch yeast from a previous batch (proper amounts of slurry, of course). The one nutrient that is not present in ...

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