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Old 04-28-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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does yeast ever run out of steam? Say if there were a tonne of sugar, would one packed of yeast be able to digest the entire thing and just take a long time, or does the yeast slowly fade away? Sorry if this isnt supposed to be in this area or if theres a sticky about it...

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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does yeast ever run out of steam? Say if there were a tonne of sugar, would one packed of yeast be able to digest the entire thing and just take a long time, or does the yeast slowly fade away? Sorry if this isnt supposed to be in this area or if theres a sticky about it...
Yeast will reproduce enough to eat the sugars available. They will run out of steam depending on the ABV and yeast strain.
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Eventually, the alcohol content of the fermenting solution wil become toxic to the yeast and they will goto sleep.

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