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Old 06-10-2011, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default Creative uses for excess yeast

Hi All,

As we brew every day, we have way more yeast available to us than we need. So I was wondering if anyone has got any good techniques for using up this yeast outside of brewing.

Things I've thought of include: skin cream, pet food enhancer, yeast-extract and hair shampoo but has anyone ever tried making any of these and what other novel uses can anyone suggest?

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Old 06-10-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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Might head over to probrewer.com and ask them. They'd be more in the same boat as you with brewing everyday and might have some suggestions on what they do.

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Ok, thanks!

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It is an excellent plant food. Add a gallon or so of water to an old yeast cake and put it on your hop plants or tomatoes and watch them grow.

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Never would've thought to use it as plant food but that's a good idea

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Very good idea. Does it attract a lot of bugs?

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It hasn't for me. I smells a bit if you put it on indoor plants, I would only use it outdoors. My tomatoes shot up last year after a yeast feeding.

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Make Marmite?

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Dry it, put it in capsules, and use it as a vitamin supplement. That's what some Belgian breweries do.

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