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Is yeast extract the same as yeast hulls and yeast nutrient? And what is the best way to use it?
Bryce Eddings — Cape Girardeau, Missouri asks,
Dear Wine Wizard,
I am planning to brew my first mead this weekend. I will be using a recipe that calls for “yeast extract,” which I take to be the same as products I’ve seen called “yeast hulls” and “yeast nutrient.” Are they all the same?
Also, how worried should I be about my champagne yeast taking off in honey? I asked my buddy what he thought; he suggested a good shaking for aeration. If I do that and it doesn’t take off, can I add nutrients a few days later without fear of contamination.