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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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Why did you choose this?
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Excellent product to produce our wine
Yeast nutrient
Melissa E on Apr 8, 2022
Excellent product to produce our wine
complete fermentation
Jon T on Apr 13, 2022
Yeast nutrient
Melissa E on Apr 8, 2022
Want my beer stronger
Michael C on Apr 6, 2022
Mead brewer / Mazer. Helps with healthy inoculation.
kristoffer f on Apr 4, 2022
It was recommended to me by a seasoned home wine maker
Dylan L on Apr 4, 2022
Better beer
Mark H on Mar 31, 2022
stable fermentation
Carl on Mar 15, 2022
For Meade
Larry E J on Mar 4, 2022
for my yeast starter
David Fullen on Feb 11, 2022
for mead
Richard C on Feb 4, 2022
My yeast seems to enjoy it
Alexandre A on Feb 4, 2022
Helps the yeast reproduce
Robert L on Feb 1, 2022
Making mead
Tomas M on Feb 1, 2022
Starting my yeast starter lab.
Fernando S on Jan 22, 2022
Mead
Denis C on Jan 10, 2022
Recipe in BYO recommended this for Mead
D S on Dec 7, 2021
To give my yeist nutrients
Brittainy C P on Nov 24, 2021
To ensure my yeast doesn’t die mid-ferment
Dustin J on Nov 19, 2021
healthy yeast == healthy fermentation
Trevor Mack on Nov 17, 2021
Price
Valued C on Oct 30, 2021
Gotta Get it right
Jeremy M on Oct 26, 2021
good nutrient with reduced price from bulk purchase
Ethan B on Oct 26, 2021
Ran out
Roberta I on Oct 21, 2021
I'm almost out and still have lots of wine fermenting
Frederick Carbone on Oct 16, 2021
Same as above and I’ve never had a stuck fermentation since I started using this.
Mark on Oct 16, 2021
order it every year
Douglas K on Oct 8, 2021
This works for us
Peter L on Oct 8, 2021
to use in wine making
Robert Rosser on Sep 30, 2021
1st time winemaker - first batch of nutrients/supplies
Rory C on Sep 28, 2021
recommended
Patti Dittman on Sep 24, 2021
Need it for fermentation
David V on Sep 22, 2021
to help yeast along with ml fermentation
Charles M on Sep 22, 2021
This product works well to get yeast hydrated well before pitching
Eric H on Sep 21, 2021
Help fermentation of the must
Luciano C on Sep 20, 2021
Help fermentation of the must
Luciano C on Sep 20, 2021
used for slow/ sluggish fermentations
MARK P. on Sep 17, 2021
I have used it in the past.
Shari J on Sep 16, 2021
safety
Jake H on Sep 16, 2021
Getting back into wine and mead
WILLIAM POLSKOY on Sep 13, 2021
Worked great last year for my Lodi AVA Petite Sirah & Cab Sauv
All Things Rocketry on Sep 9, 2021
i add it to help fermantation
maurice m on Sep 9, 2021
Cannot make mead without YAN
Kenneth Hesser on Sep 7, 2021
used it before
Sal V on Sep 4, 2021
Good for Primary regiment
Jerry P on Sep 4, 2021
speeds the fermentation
Salvatore B on Sep 4, 2021
for activity fermentation
Valued C on Sep 4, 2021
Used before
Scott B on Sep 3, 2021
Fermaid O does not keep up with the needs of nutrient deficient California grapes!
Paul T on Sep 2, 2021
Used last year
Thomas L on Aug 28, 2021
complete fermentation
Jon T on Apr 13, 2022
Want my beer stronger
Michael C on Apr 6, 2022
Use approximately 1 gram Fermaid K per gallon of what? Must or projected juice?
Karen Wall on Oct 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We recommend one gram per gallon of must.
Is the amount of Fermaid K that you add to the wine must directly correlated to YAN?
Peter M. Christie on Jan 25, 2021
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
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always works great ...........
October 6, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fermaid K in the yeast starter for Red Wine.
A good healthy active yeast starter is essential to ensure as short a lag time as possible. Even though the must was at 68 degrees my roaring starter had the airlock bubbling at 4 hrs. This gives me peace of mind after tending the vineyard all year long.
October 3, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great yeast food!
High quality product. Clean and works as described.
August 7, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great stuff...can't imagine starting a fermentation without it
November 12, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great for starting fruit wines. I like this better than Go Ferm but I have used them both together. Go Ferm is rather nasty to mix and smelly and I try to avoid using too many chemicals.
September 21, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good for high brick, and yeasts with high nitrogen needs.
September 7, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Overall excellent product. Would be even better if the smaller quantities came in a resealable vial or bag.
February 25, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago