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I'm looking at what yeast need to live and nanners seem to have a fair bit of that. I have seen a lot of information on adding them for flavor. If nothing else I will be trying this soon and will update with results.

  • Your question is? If anyone has used bananas as nutrient for yeast? – Philippe Feb 14 '18 at 14:15
  • Mead usually ferments well enough without bananas, other fruit or indeed without yeast nutrient. – barking.pete Feb 15 '18 at 9:42
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Banana does have a couple of the nutrients yeast needs. Potassium, folic acid, magnesium etc.

Most fruits lack FAN though.

That being said bananas wouldn't be a complete replacement for a yeast nutrient product.

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  • I agree. Some will add bananas to add body (in wine) but I don't find it has the desired effect. Some banana flavour will remain though. – Philippe Feb 14 '18 at 17:38

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