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> BrewVint Yeast Fuel, Yeast Nutrient
How does it stack up?
How does it stack up?
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Mindflux
post Mar 2 2005, 04:50 PM
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BrewVint yeast fuel is a proprietary product of Austinhomebrew.com.

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BrewVint brand Yeast Fuel is one of the finest all-natural yeast nutrient blends available. It is an AHS exclusive, and does not contain processed nutrient salts. Its powder form is easily utilized by yeast.

Dosage: Use one vial per 5 gallon batch added at the last 10 minutes of the boil.

BrewVint Yeast Fuel will:
*Reduce fermentation time
*Impart no off-flavors
*Provide nutrients often lacking in wort
*Provide lipids and amino acids, beneficial for yeast


http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info...b460670ab2f6c20

I've used this product once so far but my fermentation started faster and finished faster than any other brew I had made in the past. This was proof positive enough that it does what it claims to do. With Yeast Fuel being $0.99/ea, or 5 for $4.49(89c each) this makes it less than competitive products on the market today.

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sherlock holmboy
post May 23 2005, 12:13 AM
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works better than not adding any nutrient at all, but there are better alternatives
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cj in j
post May 23 2005, 01:21 AM
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I used it in a couple batches, and got satisfactory fermentation in all of them. I'm not sure if it's any better than just regular nutrient, like Wyeast's, but it's definitely not worse!
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post May 23 2005, 04:16 AM
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CJ - Our Yeast Fuel is formulated to perform the same as Servo. They are virtually the same. You should see similar results. Curious to know how you aquired Yeast Fuel in Japan. Are you in Japan?
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cj in j
post May 23 2005, 04:25 AM
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Yes, I'm in Japan, but I'm originally (once upon a time long long ago) from Michigan. I traded with some BrewBoard members when I went back for a visit in March.
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post Oct 3 2006, 09:35 AM
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I used it in two batches this weekend. One with Wyeast and one with dry, both started faster than any batch I have done before. So I say it works so far.
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post Dec 21 2006, 07:03 PM
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Perhaps this should be another thread...and perhaps I shouldn't begin my first post here 2nd guessing myself! (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/blush.gif) But how is the yeast fuel different from the alcohol booster?

I guess this one is basically a sugar shot for the yeast, while I see that the Yeast Fuel is a basically a yeast multivitamin.

Also, has anyone used the alcohol booster with success?
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post Dec 21 2006, 07:20 PM
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Andy -- they are completely different things. The alcohol booster is just sugar that will result in more alcohol in your beer. Yeast Fuel is nutrient, like you said, to make the yeast healthier, stronger, and perform better.
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post Dec 21 2006, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE(just-cj @ Dec 21 2006, 04:20 PM) *
Andy -- they are completely different things. The alcohol booster is just sugar that will result in more alcohol in your beer. Yeast Fuel is nutrient, like you said, to make the yeast healthier, stronger, and perform better.


So I was right...shoulda been a new thread. Thanks! (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/biggrin.gif)
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post Dec 21 2006, 11:00 PM
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The Alcohol Boost is a very high maltose corn sugar that is more fermentable than the regular corn sugar used for priming. The main point of the Alcohol Boost is that it will not add any flavor or color like adding more grain or extract will do. Other options people use to increase alcohol, like honey or cane sugar (table sugar) will noticibly change the flavor. Also, for the 1% increase, it is less expensive than malt extract or grain to do the same but both grain and extract will add to the flavor and color. It is an extremely popular option and we have not had any negative reports. Many customers use it for every batch but it is a personal preference, it is certainly not necessary.

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