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Old 06-16-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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The thought occured to me while I was watching my wild yeast bubble away this morning:

Would it be possible, to selectively breed a strain of yeast that's high-alcohol tolerent, and able to process the required amount a sugar in say, a couple of days, Simply by reusing yeast cakes with more and more sugar each batch??

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Old 06-16-2009, 02:11 AM   #2
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Sure, Sam Adams did it for their Utopia strain. Of course, it took them 10 years.

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Old 06-16-2009, 02:43 AM   #3
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i would love to hear if anyone else has tried this and how long it took. It could prove to be another facet of brewing to play around with...

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:57 AM   #4
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I think that once my first batch of wild yeast mead has finished brewing, I'm going to split the yeast cake, and keep half as a 'House Yeast' and the other half I shall endevor to make into Turbo Yeast. I'll keep everyone posted on the results, but this sounds like a project that might take YEARS!

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