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Old 01-25-2008, 12:13 PM   #1
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Has anyone used bread yeast for their beer before? What brand? What type? (quick acting, bread machine, etc..)

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Old 01-25-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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I used it once in a mead. The recipe specifically called for bread yeast. It worked well in that mead, but I don't think it would make good beer.

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Then you will have to use your beer yeast to make bread

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Has anyone used bread yeast for their beer before? What brand? What type? (quick acting, bread machine, etc..)
Yep, plenty of people have used it . . . back during Prohibition. I wouldn't mess with it now.


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Old 01-25-2008, 02:32 PM   #6
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I have used bread yeast in my wild grape wines, they turn out very good.

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I used it once in a mead. .
Same here, but not for the same reason.

Back in 1993, I was only 20, but wanted to "party". I had the great idea that I could skirt alchohol laws by making my own beer. However, there were no local homebrew shops, and I had NO CLUE what I was doing regardless.

So I looked up some online recipes (Cats Meow?). I realized that everything I needed to make Mead could be bought at the local Grocery, and hardware stores. (ie Honey, bread yeast, spices, 6-gal pale from hardware store). I used 2L soda bottles for bottling.

LOL... wasnt bad actually.

I think that Bread Yeast is the same type of yeast as Ale yeast? But it has simply been designed to benefit bread (ie less alchohol, more co2?).

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When you can buy dry beer yeast for $1.00 to $1.50 why try to use a bread yeast to save 75 cents and possibly ruin a 5 gallon $25+ dollar batch of beer?

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Joe's Ancient orange mead calls for it, and it works. Ferments out drier than the sweat mead yeast did, but it is a top fermenting yeast.
2 problems I have with it, is while the mead is still young, it seems a lot hotter than other young meads. Second problem is it doesn't pack well to the bottom. I read someone on here say "look at it funny and it will stir up into suspension". And it's true, I think it's impossible to get a clear mead with that stuff.

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