Go-Ferm® is a natural yeast rehydration nutrient containing a balance of micronutrients. It was developed to enhance kinetics and thereby potentially avoid problem fermentations. Suspend Go-Ferm in the rehydration water before adding the selected active dried yeast culture. The yeast soak up the valuable bio-available micronutrients as they rehydrate. Infusing yeast with these essential nutrients arms them against ethanol toxicity and optimizes nutrient availability to the rehydrating yeast culture. The result is fermentations that finish stronger.
Rehydration with Go-Ferm is effective for helping the yeast survive the fermentation. If these micronutrients were added directly to the must, competitive microorganisms would use a significant amount of them and others would be chelated by polyphenols or inactivated by SO2. Do not use nutrients containing ammonia salts, such as DAP, during yeast rehydration – they are toxic to the yeast at high levels.