Originally Posted by z987k
yes but if I pitch a packet of bread yeast on my beer it will taste like ass. There has to be a large difference in the strains.
Are you sure your bread yeast is saccharomyces cerecisiae? They are a little different, you are right. It's kind of like, I'm from Bulgaria, you're from America, we are both homosapiens, but at the same time we are different. One species has evolved into an alcohol producer, while the other work better with bread. However there are beers made with bread yeast, such as Kvass or Sahti, and they are not bad.