Yeast Energizer Final Beer Flavor

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PaddyMeBoy
Yeast Energizer Final Beer Flavor

Can yeast energizer or yeast nutrient have any affect on the flavor of a finished beer other than that of those from the desired result of the use of either?  What about if they had no affect on the final gravity due to misues or otherwise?

I dumped the recommended amount of yeast energizer into a nearly finished beer in an attempt to dry it out further and it had no affect.  My lady seems to think it tasted different before the addition.  I think it tastes better eventhough the addition had no affect on the final gravity.  This is Janet's brown BTW.  It finished at 1.022.

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drew
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If you dumped it in late in

If you dumped it in late in the process, I'd think there would be leftover nutrient in solution, but usually with nutrient and energizers, unless you're dumping in a ton - you won't taste it.

PaddyMeBoy
Hey Drew!

Hey Drew!

My lady swears that the beer tastes different than before the energizer addition.  I added a bit less than 3 tablespoons in a 6 gallon batch.  Instructions say 1/2 tsp per gallon so I'm a little over.  

Is it possible that it would settle out in the crash I did at 33 for 4 days after noticing it had no affect on FG?  I gave it a good chance to work by cranking the heat to 70 and sloshing it in the carboy after adding.  I left if for over a week with no change.  

I kegged the beer tonight but the kegerator's full so the world's hafta wait.

Xheers

drew
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Taste is a funny thing. Given

Taste is a funny thing. Given that yeast nutrient has a strong flavor, I wouldn't be surprised that she could taste a difference especially if the yeast didn't pick it up (aka no activitiy). There's a good chance it would settle out I think, but I suspect the flavor will always be a little different.

PaddyMeBoy
Maybe time for an experiment!

Maybe time for an experiment!

PaddyMeBoy
Welp.  I've decided that the

Welp.  I've decided that the finished beer wasn't what I was looking for and went off to experiment.  Having fresh cold brew coffee around adds a new dimention to home brewing.  Yep.  I dosed in 2, 3, and 4 ounces of cold brew to about 12 oz. beer and BAM!  2 ounces tasted amazing!  Enter some fuzzy math (since I don't know exactly how much is in the keg but its pretty full) and we have the next batch of cold brew hanging out on the counter.  The coffee really hides the metallic notes we are tasting.  It's awesome!