yeast ??

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yeast ??

Postby 06busa » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:25 pm

hi all

i brought some brewers yeast at the health shop yesterday

i read that a lot of people use champange or bakers yeast, i could not find these most brew shops sell turbo. the lady a health shop said its been a while since she could get bakers yeast and the local bread shop a couiple of doors down wont sell it to her or other customers

is it ok to use brewers yeast to make my sugar wash to use in still

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Re: yeast ??

Postby olddog » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:35 am

you can find bakers yeast in your local supermarket :D :D :D
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Re: yeast ??

Postby Dnderhead » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:53 am

you positiv that stuff is active?
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Re: yeast ??

Postby olddog » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:56 am

I use bakers yeast all the time
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Re: yeast ??

Postby Dnderhead » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:02 am

brewers yeast is used as a supplement. it is the yeast left after a ferment.
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Re: yeast ??

Postby 06busa » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:32 am

thanks guys

i guess i was sucked in by the name..looks like the missus and kids will be using it as a topping on their ceral
how stupid do i feel lol
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thanks again
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Re: yeast ??

Postby Dnderhead » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:39 am

will work as"food" for yeastes ............. :lol:
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Re: yeast ??

Postby bronzdragon » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:54 am

Look at Sams or your favorite bulk retailer, usually next to the spices or in the baking aisle. It looks like a brick of coffee, but usually in a white package. A lot of people around here swear by it.

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Re: yeast ??

Postby dropping_planets » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:48 am

i get flieshman's active dry yeast in kilo blocks for 4.95 at the local wholesale place called cash n carry... at that price you can boil cups of the stuff for yeast bombs.... i start my ferments with a tablespoon and it takes of like crazy...maybe a bit yeasty flavor carries across which i like... i think it's a rum flavor... i also use super start distillers yeast ..
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Re: yeast ??

Postby rad14701 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:02 pm

+1 on 2lb bulk Fleischmann's from Sam's Club... Haven't had a failed ferment since I started using it...
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Re: yeast ??

Postby leob2 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:08 pm

how much flechmans yeast do you need per 1 gallon of wash?
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Re: yeast ??

Postby rad14701 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:13 pm

leob2 wrote:how much flechmans yeast do you need per 1 gallon of wash?

I use 1 - 2 tablespoons per gallon depending on how fast I want the ferment to complete... I prefer 2 tbsp per gallon because I'm impatient...
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