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Old 09-02-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default brewers yeast (healthfood store) -- mead?

Hey all. I picked up a big tub of brewers yeast from whole foods today to use as nutrients for a brew of mead. I am assuming this is 'yeast extract' -- not active, and I don't have to worry about it contaminating the beer any more then any other ingrediant. It was the stuff sold as a vit. supplement. Am I correct in this assumption. Would like to know before blowing a rather expensive 5 gallons of mead in a few daysWink
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ps: it's pure. Nuttin added.

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Old 09-02-2005, 12:43 AM   #2
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There's been discussion recently on one of the other threads about bulk brewer's yeast and if I recall correctly they're dead yeast and won't do anything for your mead but add sediment. Maybe someone else can help me out here?

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I'm actually looking for dead yeast. Just he cell walls. Yeast extract. Charles P. says the nutrients from it shorten the fermentation time. Hmm...

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