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Old 08-19-2010, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Can I use brewers yeast from beer bottles for my soda?

I just made ginger ale, can I use the yeast from the bottom of my homebrew bottles of beer instead of the dry wine yeast? And what dry yeast is the best for home made soda: wine yeast, baking yeast or beer yeast? Thanks in advance!


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Old 08-19-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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I like champagne yeast for soda- it's cheap (less than $.79 at my store) and it's very neutral. I don't know about beer yeast, but I'd guess that if it was in the bottle of a beer it wouldn't be as neutral as fresh champagne yeast.


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Old 08-19-2010, 10:28 PM   #3
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A lot of people seem to recommend Ale yeast (I use Coopers) because the fermentation slows down very well at fridge temps.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:55 PM   #4
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Munton's is a decent yeast for soda as well. My girlfriend used that a couple of times with success.
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Thanks for your responds you guys; I ended up using dry Red Star Montrachet yeast. The idea for recycling yeast from my home brew beer came to me when chilling the ginger ale I cracked open a Brown Ale and I was thinking; hey, I have this yeast here so why do I have to use anything else? But I wasn't sure if this is the right kind of yeast and if there is enough of it in a 12 oz. bottle of home brew. Anyways, I think maybe next time I try the beer bottle yeast as an experiment and see how it turns out.
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I would think the yeast left over in a bottle would be a little too much. Possible bottle bomb!. It's been a while since I naturally carbed a root beer, but I remember only needing a tiny bit of the Montrachet when I did.


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