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Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate for brewing (healthy yeast growth)

Started by Shane Phelan, February 02, 2014, 11:15:20 am

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Shane Phelan

Just wondering if anyone is using zinc sulphate for brewing? I'm investigating it as a possible a (kind of) group buy but the difficulty lies in measuring out the quantities as they are extremely low concentrations.

I was going do what this dude does here and distribute it out, say a 50ml vial [Does 10 batches] of the solution to people. I can get lab grade quantities of this stuff quite easily but its proving a lot more difficult to get food grade versions. I'm thinking that the lab grade stuff is probably fine but I want to be 100% certain before doing it as looking at the MSDS the stuff is actually pretty lethal in high concentrations.
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Dried yeast comes with it by default tho right?
100g of youngs yeast nutrient is 1.95
I've also used and continue to use servomyces , wln3200, not cheap!!that goes in the boil, expired yeast in the boil also works I understand.

Shane Phelan

Yeah the aim would be to provide an alternative for the servomyces which are indeed pricey!
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