Go-Ferm Protect

Go-Ferm Protect

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Go-Ferm Protect is a new formulation of our AD342 - Go-Ferm

Go-Ferm Protect is a natural yeast nutrient that is added to the yeast hydration water before adding your selected yeast strain. Its complex formula provides your yeast with the proper sterols, unsaturated fatty acids and micronutrients needed to begin fermentation in optimal shape. The great thing about Go-Ferm Protect is that the proper nutrients and vitamins are introduced BEFORE the yeast is added to the must. This way 100% of the nutrients are available to your selected yeast strain and won't be stolen away by any indigenous yeast or bacteria that may be present in the must before your yeast can become established.

New Advanced Formula!

Go-Ferm Protect was created as a result of a multi-year study of problem fermentations by Lallemand and the National Agricultural Research Institute (INRA) in France. During this period, they looked at the adverse effects on the yeast from overripe fruit (>28 Brix), low nutrient levels, overclarification of the juice and poor fruit quality (Botrytis, rot, high bacteria count, insecticide and fungicide residue). Their research showed that musts deficient in sterols and unsaturated fatty acids made yeast more susceptible to ethanol toxicity (high alcohol), osmotic shock (high sugar), temperature and others stress factors. In response to this data they created the NATSTEP (NATural STErol Protection) process that incorporated sterols, unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamins and minerals into an advance yeast hydration nutrient: Go-Ferm Protect.

Go-Ferm Protect provides a combination of protective and nutritional benefits that ensure your yeast begins your fermentation in peak form! The best part is that if your fruit is in great shape then Go-Ferm Protect will simply help your yeast out that much more!

Go-Ferm Protect does not contain any DAP, as DAP is harmful to the yeast during the rehydration process. GO-Ferm is usually used in conjunction with our Fermaid K yeast nutrient; where Go-Ferm Protect is used at yeast hydration then Fermaid K is added at the first signs of fermentation and again after 1/3 sugar depletion.

To Use
Use at a rate of 1.25 g Go-Ferm Protect per 1 g of yeast.

Click Here for a copy of MoreWine!'s Guide to Yeast Rehydration

A rough approximate of weight is 1 tsp = 3.2 grams. We highly recommend using a scale to weigh the product for an accurate dose. We do not recommend relying on these rough conversions for accurate dosage rates.

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FOr mead
Matthew O on Apr 16, 2019
Ryan H on Apr 13, 2019
FOr mead
Matthew O on Apr 16, 2019
Same as for yeast
Jim S on Apr 15, 2019
Ryan H on Apr 13, 2019
history of good results
michael a on Apr 10, 2019
Your site rec
Kevin B on Apr 6, 2019
thought I'd try
Edwin W S on Mar 25, 2019
recommended by book
Ben D on Mar 23, 2019
Best product for yeast rehydration
Jason F on Mar 18, 2019
to help my yeast
Daniel H on Mar 16, 2019
I am starting big brews !
Mike morebeer M on Mar 16, 2019
Used in rehydrating yeast in my mead making.
D A on Mar 14, 2019
Industry Standard
Colton M on Mar 7, 2019
better fermentation
Norm F on Feb 26, 2019
Curious how it works
Radoslaw T on Feb 23, 2019
Recommended for BM45 yeast strain.
Peter A Stock J on Feb 18, 2019
Great results rehydrating yeasts with this product
Michelle T on Feb 11, 2019
Yeast nutrient that helps ferment
Brian B on Jan 22, 2019
I’m taking a mead making class
Theresa M M on Jan 11, 2019
It's an industry best practice to use this product to rehydrate dry yeast. I would never consider 'not' using it in anything I make.
Kenneth Hesser on Jan 9, 2019
It is appropriate for our product
Yeast rehydration for mead fermentation.
Pete B on Jan 3, 2019
Making mead
Matt on Jan 1, 2019
For proper yeast hydration protocol
Dan L on Dec 18, 2018
Brett T G on Dec 13, 2018
Rehydrating dry yeast
Ian C on Nov 28, 2018
changing my yeast pitching protocol.
Valued C on Nov 20, 2018
To help my wine yeast!
Robert P on Nov 20, 2018
Best price I could find on this nutrient for yeast rehydration.
Brian J on Nov 20, 2018
I always use go-ferm with my yeast
Cindy D on Nov 19, 2018
I purchased this because it's a good yeast starter.
Jarrett R on Nov 17, 2018
I tend to rehydrate all my dry yeast and I like the idea of starting the yeast off in it's best shape possible.
Jon D on Nov 17, 2018
Easy to use,sure to get good result.
Yin Min H on Oct 31, 2018
it pays to follow the recipe from the experts
Valued C on Oct 30, 2018
For a cider recipe
Roger W on Oct 22, 2018
I normally use this.
Richard M. Y on Oct 19, 2018
I have used it in the past with good results.
Roberta B on Oct 12, 2018
Excellent for rehydration of yeast for mead or wine. I do not go high gravity without it.
Brian K on Oct 11, 2018
have used before
Phillip C on Oct 10, 2018
great at starting fermentation
Doug M on Oct 10, 2018
Because it lets me make awesome mead
Thomas R on Oct 9, 2018
Heard good things.
Zach W on Oct 5, 2018
A must use when doing a ferment
Bryan F on Oct 4, 2018
i figure i would try it out
Giofranco m on Oct 3, 2018
Aid in fermentation
Tony B on Oct 2, 2018
Ran out
Joni S on Oct 1, 2018
Kelsey B on Sep 26, 2018
More wine recommendation
Lannie S on Sep 25, 2018
Steve C on Sep 22, 2018
I have been ising for years with good results. Never had a stuck fermentation or off flavors.
David P on Sep 21, 2018
Used it for the first time a few days ago and am very pleased
Heath M on Sep 21, 2018
Same as for yeast
Jim S on Apr 15, 2019
history of good results
michael a on Apr 10, 2019
What is the shelf life of GoFerm Protect and Fermaid K?
Brock McDaniel on Aug 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have researched this question myself so as to be able to store (frozen perhaps) unopened material until next harvest. In the end I never reuse old stuff. 1) The effort to grow/get grapes and make wine is too high to risk it (Ive had ruined wine, for other reasons, it suks) and 2) its cheap. I try to buy what I know ill use and throw the rest away. Fermaid has lots of sterols and nutrients and given the risk of rancid fats and underperforming nutrients I just don't risk it.

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would certainly recommend this product. Great organic source of nitrogen and other minor nutrients to keep the ferment going when using nutrient depleted juice.
March 8, 2019
1 month ago
seems lie a great product so far
November 7, 2018
6 months ago
Great food for starting yeast.
I always start yeast with this product.
September 8, 2018
8 months ago
No stalls or rotten eggs since I started using this product.

I add Fermaid K also after a few days. Instructions state 1/3 depletion of Brix but I wing it just a bit.
July 19, 2018
9 months ago
Don't make wine without!
I haven't had a stalled or incomplete primary fermentation since I started using this product.
April 15, 2018
1 year ago
First time using.
First time using. Yeast took off great and finished well.
April 15, 2018
1 year ago
Go-Ferm Protect Evolution
Originally purchased to support R2 yeast, but won't be making that wine until late April. Recently used Go-Ferm to support Nottingham yeast in a 14.5% ABV Barleywine. Primary fermentation of the Barleywine was complete in 2.5 days with no stalling, no off-flavors, and no fusels.
April 8, 2018
Make your yeast happy
Get your starter off to a good start. The rest is gravy (or wine).
April 5, 2018
1 year ago
I rehydrate my dry yeast with this product. I have experienced vigorous fermentations with very little lag time. I have not done comparative experiment related to sprinkling to dry yeast directly into the wort without rehydration first.
March 18, 2018
1 year ago
Yeast gets off to a great start, giving you a great fermentation.
March 7, 2018
1 year ago