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Old 04-15-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever used Montrachet or other champagne yeast to ferment a ale or lager ect. Please let me know hwat the results were. Did it increase gravity or just taste like $hit?



 
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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crickets.....



 
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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crickets.....
I don't think many people have tried it!
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:17 PM   #4
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I haven't done it, but it certainly wouldn't increase the gravity..

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:25 PM   #5
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Wine yeast are more alcohol tolerant and would eat up as many sugars as it could until it died off.

What you would have is a very crisp and dry beer, nothing like the disired "bready" taste that ale yeast gives beer.

Probably would taste like a watered down barley wine, but I can only speculate.

 
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:32 PM   #6
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Has anyone ever used Montrachet or other champagne yeast to ferment a ale or lager ect. Please let me know hwat the results were. Did it increase gravity or just taste like $hit?

I'm assuming you mean a wine yeast. It will add a wineish flavor, hard to describe. I attempted a lemonade malt beverage once and tasted it before the lemon was added.

If you want to experiment go for it, but i would not advise it for something your not willing to ruin.




 
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