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Old 12-05-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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I recently visited a local nutrition store and found Nutritional Yeast. Can this be used in brewing to create alcohol?

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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i going to guess... NO WAY.

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No. It's dead.

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In order to be good for the human, it IS alive. It would convert sugar to Co2 and Alcohol. Of course so does baker’s yeast. So… your guess is as good as mine.

It might be more like wild yeast and produce an interesting brew. Give it a shot on a small simple starter size batch and let us know.

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In order to be good for the human, it IS alive. It would convert sugar to Co2 and Alcohol. Of course so does baker’s yeast. So… your guess is as good as mine.

It might be more like wild yeast and produce an interesting brew. Give it a shot on a small simple starter size batch and let us know.
nah, not from what i understand. it's real yeast, but not active. it's basically just a nice B vitamin kind of thing. there's other threads on the subject with more info.
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Nutritional yeast is deactivated and used as a supplement.

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I have taken a yeast and bacteria supplement in order to straighten up a bowl problem. It WAS alive and needed to stay refrigerated.

So, I guess they are BOTH available.

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I did some googling and found an article on nutritional yeast. Within the article it does state that it would not ferment. But baker's yeast can be used...?

http://nutritiondiva.quickanddirtyti...d-for-you.aspx

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Yes, you can use baker's yeast. But, are you baking bread?

Go with a powdered brewer's yeast. It doesn't cost that much more. The way I see it is you wouldn't use a hammer to drive a screw. Sure, it might work, but a screwdriver would work a helluva lot better.

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Yes, you can use baker's yeast. But, are you baking bread?

Go with a powdered brewer's yeast. It doesn't cost that much more. The way I see it is you wouldn't use a hammer to drive a screw. Sure, it might work, but a screwdriver would work a helluva lot better.
Lol, thank you for the analogy.
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