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Old 01-30-2013, 07:12 AM   #1
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I started another batch of homebrew this time with apple juice, 1 teaspoon of yeast (I made a yeast starter) and 2 cups of sugar I sanitized my air lock and bung placed it all on and now 5 days later it has mold! Could my yeast be wrong? I just bought brewers yeast off amazon nothing inperticular please help or give me advice

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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And btw my air lock has not bubbled since or burped idk why it really frustrates me

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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Brewers yeast is dead yeast used as a nutritional supplement. It will not ferment anything. I suggest going to your home brew store or purchasing one of the lalvin yeast strains online.

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:55 PM   #4
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Brewer's yeast? Like the dietary supplement..or ale yeast for making beer? Since you made a starter was it actively fermenting when you pitched it...or did you just hydrate the yeast?

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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It Started to fall so I dropped it in the bottle and went and idk I just went into amazon and typed in brewers yeast and bought the 1lb bag

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It Started to fall so I dropped it in the bottle and went and idk I just went into amazon and typed in brewers yeast and bought the 1lb bag
Sounds like you may have bought dead yeast
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:41 AM   #7
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Brewer's yeast, if you by chance bought the nutritional supplement, is tasty when sprinkled on buttered popcorn, veggies and, brown rice. Thought I would give you some ideas for use since you bought a 1 lb bag of the stuff. But, yeah, you need to buy yeast from a online or local home brew shop.

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