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Old 07-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #21
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Guess What I really wanted to know, Is there seconday purpose to use the lees/yeast. Ie not so much for next batch of mead, but as an ingrediant in a home made bread, etc?

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:12 PM   #22
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Guess What I really wanted to know, Is there seconday purpose to use the lees/yeast. Ie not so much for next batch of mead, but as an ingrediant in a home made bread, etc?

Wolf.

While i'm sure you can make bread w/ the "spent" wine yeast...bread yeast is bread yeast, and wine yeast is wine yeast as in different strains that work best for specific tasks...of course YMMV.

Some people use the same yeast for years, and others use a fresh pack each time...personal preference really.

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #23
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Guess What I really wanted to know, Is there seconday purpose to use the lees/yeast. Ie not so much for next batch of mead, but as an ingrediant in a home made bread, etc?

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It's frequently used as animal feed, as there's quite a bit of nutritional value in yeast, particularly proteins and B-vitamins. If you like the taste yourself, you can dry the stuff out and use it as an ingredient in sauces, etc.

You could certainly try using it as an ingredient in bread, though I wouldn't try to use it to actually leaven it...bread yeast and wine yeast have been pushed in very different directions over the years and most people who try to use wine yeast to make bread find it too slow acting.

Someone else mentioned compost, and that's a very easy and effective route.
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