Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Creative uses for excess yeast
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2011, 01:13 PM   #1
Drachental_Des
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wildschoenau, Tirol
Posts: 10
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Creative uses for excess yeast

Hi All,

As we brew every day, we have way more yeast available to us than we need. So I was wondering if anyone has got any good techniques for using up this yeast outside of brewing.

Things I've thought of include: skin cream, pet food enhancer, yeast-extract and hair shampoo but has anyone ever tried making any of these and what other novel uses can anyone suggest?


Drachental_Des is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 46,765
Liked 3029 Times on 2935 Posts
Likes Given: 149

Default

Might head over to probrewer.com and ask them. They'd be more in the same boat as you with brewing everyday and might have some suggestions on what they do.


__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo's mom
IrregularPulse is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
Drachental_Des
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wildschoenau, Tirol
Posts: 10
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Ok, thanks!
Drachental_Des is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
gingerdawg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 408
Liked 39 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

It is an excellent plant food. Add a gallon or so of water to an old yeast cake and put it on your hop plants or tomatoes and watch them grow.
gingerdawg is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
birds40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: westampton, nj
Posts: 22
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Never would've thought to use it as plant food but that's a good idea
birds40 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 06:00 PM   #6
ReverseApacheMaster
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,887
Liked 234 Times on 194 Posts

Default

Very good idea. Does it attract a lot of bugs?
ReverseApacheMaster is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 06:03 PM   #7
gingerdawg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 408
Liked 39 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 30

Default

It hasn't for me. I smells a bit if you put it on indoor plants, I would only use it outdoors. My tomatoes shot up last year after a yeast feeding.
gingerdawg is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #8
Bradmont
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Quebec City, Canada
Posts: 102
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Make Marmite?
Bradmont is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2011, 06:32 PM   #9
DannPM
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pittsburg, KS
Posts: 1,837
Liked 23 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Dry it, put it in capsules, and use it as a vitamin supplement. That's what some Belgian breweries do.


__________________
Time to have some fun
DannPM is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is it a good idea to harvest yeast from 3gen washed yeast? bratrules Fermentation & Yeast 5 04-26-2011 03:29 PM
London Ale Yeast vs British Whitbread Ale Yeast for brown ale Grantman1 Fermentation & Yeast 2 11-02-2010 03:14 AM
Excess blow-off??? Now even the blow-off is fermenting... beowulf Fermentation & Yeast 3 07-13-2010 11:17 AM
Can i wash yeast from a starter of High Fluccuating yeast? GLoBaLReBeL Fermentation & Yeast 4 06-03-2010 12:00 AM
Is culturing lager yeast from a bottle harder than ale yeast? hexmonkey Fermentation & Yeast 2 08-31-2009 05:23 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS