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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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Needed for mead recipe
Donald M on Feb 15, 2018
Mead
Gordon B on Feb 6, 2018
Needed for mead recipe
Donald M on Feb 15, 2018
A mead recipe called for it
Mark M on Feb 15, 2018
Mead
Gordon B on Feb 6, 2018
A good yeast nutrient for making mead
Jesse J on Feb 1, 2018
Trying to optimize my mead fermentations. Should be worth the few extra bucks.
Chris D on Jan 25, 2018
used before
Gary J on Jan 24, 2018
White and Zainasheff Yeast book recommendation
Jeff M on Jan 23, 2018
For an agave tequila wash
kenny b on Jan 19, 2018
promotes heathly clean fermentation
Tony on Jan 18, 2018
I've always used Go-Ferm, Go-Ferm Evolution was the last one I used and I ran out. Now I look forward to using the latest Go-Ferm product.
Karyl N on Jan 15, 2018
Brewing big beers and want all the help I can get for the yeast
William C on Jan 15, 2018
read about it on the internet
Jeffrey M on Jan 15, 2018
For mead nutrients
Danielle S on Jan 15, 2018
A mead recipe called for it
Mark M on Feb 15, 2018
A good yeast nutrient for making mead
Jesse J on Feb 1, 2018
Reviews

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Important part of every fermentation
When you use the finest grapes and berries to make your wine, why take a chance with your fermentation by ignoring proper yeast nutrition. We give every one of our fermentations the benefit of Go Ferm and Ferm aid nutrients, which provide us with healthy and strong activity.
February 23, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Currently have 8 batches of mead in secondary and used this product with every batch. Healthy fermentations with fast start and no yeast fermentation (stress) off flavor issues.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Souvignon Blanc
Started the fermentation off beautifully...
January 27, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Wow, my fermentations never started faster
Great product, I saw active fermentation within a coupe of hours instead of the next day. Really boosts up the yeast.
January 27, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Go-Ferm
A must for initiating fermentation. Never had a problem when using go-ferm.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
A must for your must
This product is a must have for rehydrating your yeast for mead fermentations.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Worked? I think?
Well, didn't get a stuck fermentation. But then, I never have when I just use regular yeast nutrient or Fermaid K. I honestly don't know how much this helps over just using Fermaid K - BUT, like I said, no stuck fermentation, so 4 stars.
May 15, 2014
Perfect!
I have never once had a failed batch. I have always used go ferm and fermaid k. The ultimate nutrient!
March 2, 2014
Strengthen up your yeast
Great inexpensive addition for building a healthy starter to chew through high OG beers or wine. A must for any skill level.
May 6, 2013
GoFerm - a
Ken Schramm, the author of "The Compleat Meadmaker" and considered by many to be the John Palmer of the mead world wrote article (Google it) called "Optimizing Honey Fermentation". In this article he talks about staggered nutrient additions (SNAs). To the layman (like me) this is basically means massively reducing the fermentation time of mead making -- and I procrastinated in making mead for years because I didn't want to wait 2 year to taste my mead, but I digress -- Ken's article list GoFerm as an essential ingredient to SNAs. So, spend the $6 and start drinking that batch of mead in 3-6 months instead 2 years.
May 1, 2013