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Old 11-04-2009, 10:35 PM   #1
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Do different yeast strains eat different sugars?
If not where can I find a list of fermentable sugars/non-fermentable.

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Old 11-04-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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Brewing and wine yeasts can handle the same simple sugars (glucose, fructose, dextrose) and saccharides (sucrose, maltose). Attenuation is your best indication of the ability to handle long-chain sugars. Non-fermentable sugars (lactose) are non-fermentable.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:15 AM   #3
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Brewing and wine yeasts can handle the same simple sugars (glucose, fructose, dextrose) and saccharides (sucrose, maltose). Attenuation is your best indication of the ability to handle long-chain sugars. Non-fermentable sugars (lactose) are non-fermentable.
Beer/wine yeasts actually can't ferment sucrose without first breaking them apart into fructose and glucose mono-saccharides, which they do fine, but that's just being picky
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