Go-Ferm, a natural yeast nutrient to avoid sluggish and stuck fermentations, is specific inactive yeast produced through a unique yeast biomass process fine-tuned to obtain high levels of certain essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids required for healthy yeast fermentations. The GoFerm approach is to provide bioavailable micronutrients in the non-stressful environment of the yeast rehydration water, instead of the traditional method of adding micronutrients to the must. During rehydration, the yeast acts like a sponge, soaking up Go-Ferm's bioavailable nutrients. This direct contact between Go-Ferm and the yeast in the absence of the must matrix avoids the chelation of key minerals by inorganic anions, organic acids, polyphenols and polysaccharides present in the must. It also prevents essential vitamins from being rapidly taken up by the competitive wild microflora or inactivated by SO2. By making key minerals and vitamins available to the selected yeast at the critical beginning of its stressful task, the yeast’s viability increases and fermentations finish stronger.
The use of Go-Ferm results in the significantly better overall health of yeast cells throughout the fermentation, affecting fermentation kinetics and resulting in a cleaner aromatic profile.
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