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DAP to Fermaid K proportion

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BeerHog

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I was was wondering what is the recommended proportion of YAN from DAP to Fermaid K? I see some sources say to use 30% of YAN from DAP and 70% Fermaid K. Then I see TOSNA calculator, give additions based on 20% Fermaid K and 80% DAP, which seems completely opposite. Any advice? Any benefit to using more Fermaid K instead of DAP? I'm looking for optimizing speed of fermentation rather than cleanliness of the taste.
 
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Squatchy

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Hello!
I was was wondering what is the recommended proportion of YAN from DAP to Fermaid K? I see some sources say to use 30% of YAN from DAP and 70% Fermaid K. Then I see TOSNA calculator, give additions based on 20% Fermaid K and 80% DAP, which seems completely opposite. Any advice? Any benefit to using more Fermaid K instead of DAP? I'm looking for optimizing speed of fermentation rather than cleanliness of the taste.
Why would you want to make a crappy tasting mead in exchange for speed? This makes zero sense to me. The most a big (huge) gravity mead takes to make is a month. A shitty tasting mead can take years to get only somewhat better. What's your desired intentions?
 

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You mean crappy by how much? Can you really tell the difference, provided DAP is not overused? I just want to see how mead does supplemented with DAP & Fermaid K vs Fermaid O alone. I'm not a proffesional taster of mead, I may not even notice the difference if it is not big.
 

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You mean crappy by how much? Can you really tell the difference, provided DAP is not overused? I just want to see how mead does supplemented with DAP & Fermaid K vs Fermaid O alone. I'm not a proffesional taster of mead, I may not even notice the difference if it is not big.
http://www.meadmakr.com/batch-buildr/


Here is a tool with a choice of 3 different nutrient regimes.


I think it is 20% K to 80% DAP to remain under US limits for Thiamine

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Frankly I’d use 100% Fermaid K and 0% DAP, and I’d only do that if aiming for a high ABV sack mead.

Otherwise, I prefer all-amino-nitrogen for my batches (Fermaid O). I find it produces cleaner, nicer results just as quickly.
Most of the better mead makers think the same thing as you and I Medsen. I stopped using DAP when Fermaid-O was released on the market. I have a lot of good friends that win awards all the time that use DAP. But they don't use much. I think the ones that do use DAP uses just a little bit in the first dose.
 
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