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    There are almost no nutrients in honey other than the sugar. Pitch an extra-large active culture from a jar made with a complete yeast nutrient, such as the one Wyeast makes for beer. It comes in a plastic tube with a blue cap. It has all the goodies that yeasts crave, nitrogen, zinc, B-vitamins, dead yeast hulls, etc. If you have way expired packs of yeast, the best thing to do is put them in your boiling wort, one per batch.

    The man who worries morning and night about the dandelions in the lawn will find great relief in learning to love the dandelions. Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1910

    by Grainpaw on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:44:24 AM PST

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