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Old 06-19-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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OK, this may not be such a stupid question, but my mother calls me this morning and said, "since you brew your own, do you know where I can get some brewer's yeast"? Of course, what type and how much?
Well, she proceeded to tell me she wants some to put around her roses to help them bloom or something. Needless to say, I don't think 11g sachets of Notty will suit her needs. There must be some sort of "generic" brewer's yeast that one could buy in quantity. Anyone know where to find this stuff?

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Old 06-19-2009, 06:48 PM   #2
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At the bottom of your primary

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Not too sure about that. It definately wouldn't be cost effective for her to buy vials or smack packs. Maybe find a local brewery who would be willing to give her some slurry?

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Old 06-19-2009, 06:53 PM   #4
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You can buy large containers at Dog supply stores it usually is dry yeast suppose to help the coat.

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Old 06-19-2009, 06:56 PM   #5
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Health food stores usually carry Brewer's yeast.

It's not the same as the yeast we brew with.

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Old 06-19-2009, 07:00 PM   #6
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Bone meal is much better for roses. Brewer's yeast doesn't have the phosphorus levels bone meal provides.

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Great, thanks for the pointers. I guess it wasn't such a stupid question after all.
I will mention the bone meal suggestion too. Thanks folks.

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here's a good example of the stuff she was looking for. I have a large can of this that shake on my stovetop popcorn. It's the best.

Lewis Laboratories International, Ltd. Brewer's Yeast

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Yeast on popcorn yields what kind of flavor?

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Yeast on popcorn yields what kind of flavor?

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It depends on temperature. At lower temperatures, the flavor is very clean. As temperatures rise, you get more esters and floral notes.

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