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Fermaid K

Fermaid K

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Smart brewers know that a yeast starter is the best way to ensure proper cell count and yeast viability prior to pitching. If you want a reliable starter for your batch of beer, you need to feed the yeast. Adding a yeast nutrient to the starter will give the yeast an added boost! Fermaid K is a yeast nutrient that works for starters and main fermentation. Here’s how it works:
 
Fermaid K is a complex formula that provides DAP, free amino acids, yeast hulls, unsaturated fatty acids, sterols; and micronutrients such as magnesium sulfate, thiamin, folic acid, biotin, calcium pantothenate, and other vitamins and minerals. Yeast use Nitrogen for protein synthesis and to maintain cellular growth. Nitrogen from the alpha amino acids contained in Fermaid K is utilized much more efficiently than from the ammonia salts like DAP. The unsaturated fatty acids and sterols available in Fermaid K are important survival factors needed to maintain alcohol resistance. They also help keep volatile acidity levels low. The cell wall fractions, available through the included yeast hulls, absorb medium chain fatty acids that are toxic to the yeast. They also provide nucleation sites to help keep the yeast in suspension. You do not need to add any additional fertilizers or DAP when adding Fermaid K. Use approximately 1 gram per gallon. Rehydrate in distilled water.
 
A rough approximate of weight is 1 tsp = 4.7 grams. We highly recommend using a scale to weigh the product for an accurate dose.
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I get excited when my mead must foams up after adding this
Vance B on Jul 9, 2020
not for beer, for mead making
Michael S on Jun 16, 2020
I get excited when my mead must foams up after adding this
Vance B on Jul 9, 2020
mead
Jeremy H on Jun 18, 2020
not for beer, for mead making
Michael S on Jun 16, 2020
Recommended
John H on Jun 11, 2020
Research recommended
Edee Belanger on Jun 7, 2020
need
leonard c. todd,jr on Jun 3, 2020
Decent price. I want to see how adding yeast nutrient changes my next batch of cider.
Courtney Christensen on May 28, 2020
Better fermentation so wine isn't too sweet.
James S on May 26, 2020
recommended
Michael B on May 22, 2020
helps fermentation
Jeff L on May 19, 2020
Nutrient blend for homebrewing mead.
John Y on May 13, 2020
Needed some for my starter
David F on May 12, 2020
Best overall yeast food
Phillip R on May 8, 2020
It is a good nutrient and one I have had success with in the past
Richard R on May 7, 2020
I want my yeast to just go off
Nathan F on May 7, 2020
I am getting into meads.
Jon D on May 4, 2020
Make beer and hard liquor
Valued C on May 1, 2020
inventory low
Mark O on Apr 23, 2020
Have used before
Robert C on Apr 21, 2020
My local brew store lacks this and DAP, which I need for mead.
Jamie G on Apr 7, 2020
Making seltzer
CHARLES A. B on Apr 1, 2020
recipe
Tom N on Mar 27, 2020
Yeast lives matter!
Daniel Z on Mar 21, 2020
Making mead and read this product is the way to go.
Steve M on Mar 17, 2020
i like yeast health!
Chris O on Mar 16, 2020
running low
Thor E on Mar 5, 2020
Gotsta treat my yeast right!
Wendell D on Mar 3, 2020
Need
Tom e on Mar 3, 2020
I always have used during ferments
Glen Kusko on Mar 2, 2020
yeast boost
Patrick R on Feb 29, 2020
For yeast starter
Joe N on Feb 24, 2020
High gravity mead, need more than 5g, but not 500
Kyle M on Feb 19, 2020
master brewer told me too
Edwin K on Feb 17, 2020
making meads
Jose A on Jan 27, 2020
research
Tracy J F on Jan 17, 2020
Yeast requirement
Douglass on Jan 15, 2020
Keep yeast happy
Devin B on Jan 14, 2020
for making yeast starter
Hyungsoo K on Jan 10, 2020
Combined with red star yeast, guaranteed flawless fermentation.
Yin Min Htun on Jan 9, 2020
To help ferment big beers
Dmitry B on Jan 7, 2020
Hi gravity brews
steven e on Jan 6, 2020
What I typically add
Ryan S on Jan 6, 2020
to make better beer by prepping my yeast
Matthew S on Jan 6, 2020
Give us good result making the wine
yeast need it
Steve M on Dec 20, 2019
This item provides good quality of red wine .
Yin Min Htun on Dec 19, 2019
Wanted to keep the yeast healthy and happy for fermentation.
David H Slaton Jr. on Dec 11, 2019
Doing SNA making mead
Fred Putnam, J on Dec 3, 2019
starters
Sam Robinson on Nov 25, 2019
This seems like a better yeast nutrient than just DAP for gluten-free beers, which lack the amount of nutrients in barley-based brews. According to the manufacturer, this product is gluten-free.
Russell W on Nov 17, 2019
mead
Jeremy H on Jun 18, 2020
Recommended
John H on Jun 11, 2020
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Good food for the yeast, a little goes a long way.
This was my first time using this. Used for 3 batches of beer. Seems to help. However, as it is recommend to be added when 1/3 of the sugar content happens, that's a bit hard to estimate. Otherwise, good stuff.
June 27, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Overall excellent product. Would be even better if the smaller quantities came in a resealable vial or bag.
February 25, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Great yeast booster!
I added 1/2 the amount of Fermaid K once Fermentation started and the other 1/2 at 5 brix.
October 14, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Great Nutrient
Great yeast nutrient. Just follow the schedule found in the "More Manuals" section of this site and you can't go wrong.
September 30, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Fermaid K
I've been using Fermaid K for years to supplement the yeast in all of my wines and it appears to help get my wines dry, normally to between -1.5 to -2 brix.
July 20, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago