Originally Posted by 1Mainebrew
Did anyone else notice that it said "cake yeast"? Could that be different than a yeast cake? I'm no baker or brewing history buff, just saying...
Clearly you're not a baker.
Yeast is not a common ingredient in baking cakes. Any co2 production for cakes usually
comes from things like baking powder or soda.
When they refer to yeast cakes, they mean cakes (blocks) of yeast.
Another term for it is "active fresh yeast."
But it is technically different from our brewing definition of a yeast cake, which is what we call the yeast at the bottom of a fermentation vessel, which is usually the end product of fermentaion. Cake yeast is virginal.