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Old 01-14-2009, 01:31 AM   #1
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All right guys, having a little problem with some beers lately and was curious if anyone had some input.

First, I am allergic to Bakers Yeast but I am told Brewers Yeast is quite a bit different.

Anywho, I have big trouble with all Wheats and a big no-no for me unfortunately is Sierra Neveda. I just get tired and itchy/red. Biggest bummer of my existence.

Anyways, I'm fine with Lagers and a couple ales, thankfully Bell's two hearted. My question is, does anyone else have this problem and if so what beers are your go toos? Also, I just finished my first batch and it happened!! NO! Any tips on getting most of all the yeast out of my brew?

Thanks

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Old 01-14-2009, 01:38 AM   #2
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Anywho? Your scaring me

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Old 01-14-2009, 01:47 AM   #3
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Cute name.

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Old 01-14-2009, 02:07 AM   #4
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Have you been diagnosed by an allergen specialist that it is in fact yeast that you're allergic to? If so, there must be a chemical compound that is causing the allergic response. In that case, you need to find out what that compound is. Let's say, for example, it's a certain ester like isoamyl acetate. Then you need to brew beers with certain yeasts that are low producers of this ester and ferment in the right temperatures and with the right yeast pitch rate, aeration, etc. to minimize the production of this compound.

Otherwise, it looks like you could just get real good at brewing lagers.

(You're getting a rough time for your name because there is a well-respected, long time member and moderator on here called YooperBrew. You might consider another name.)

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Yeah, get an allergist to do some tests. There is no way we can diagnose this successfully. Once you know what it is that you are allergic to, we might be able to help out.

And, at first glance, I thought, "Oh sht! Yoopers allergic to beer!" LOL!

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:10 PM   #6
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And, at first glance, I thought, "Oh sht! Yoopers allergic to beer!" LOL!
Same here I was thoroughlyconfused when she mentioned just completing her first batch! I looked at the date, no not a resurrected thread.

To the OP, in case you haven realized, you used a very similar name to a very respected/knowlegeable forum member. Not a big deal, just letting you know in case you wonder why people start PMing you advanced questions!


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Old 01-14-2009, 06:16 PM   #7
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Yeah. Get something like Dethbrewer or ollo or sheky. Revvvy would also be acceptable.

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you one of her kids ?

and i would email, Bell's to find out what yeast they use, I don't know, but I am sure if you explain your situation to them they might be helpful

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All right guys, having a little problem with some beers lately and was curious if anyone had some input.

First, I am allergic to Bakers Yeast but I am told Brewers Yeast is quite a bit different.

Anywho, I have big trouble with all Wheats and a big no-no for me unfortunately is Sierra Neveda. I just get tired and itchy/red. Biggest bummer of my existence.

Anyways, I'm fine with Lagers and a couple ales, thankfully Bell's two hearted. My question is, does anyone else have this problem and if so what beers are your go toos? Also, I just finished my first batch and it happened!! NO! Any tips on getting most of all the yeast out of my brew?

Thanks
First off, brewers yeast and bakers yeast are the same organism, saccharomyces cerevisiae. Strains used in baking have been selected for their ability to produce CO2, while strains for brewing have been selected for their ability to produce ethanol (esters, flocculation, etc, etc). I think you're going to have issues with homebrew due to the yeast content unless you filter it using a very fine filter (a few microns).
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Any tips on getting most of all the yeast out of my brew?
Look for yeast with high flocculation (tendency to drop out of the beer).
Leave the beer in the fermenter for a month.
Rack carefully.
Brew lagers.
Stay away from wheats & hefes.

See a professional.
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