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Old 09-25-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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My local brew store only has the tinfoil packages of yeast that is most definitely not fresh, and I am trying to brew a batch using only fresh ingredients.. Where would be my best bet to pick up some yeast? Is there a specific type of yeast that I need, that I could ask the local health food store if they have some?

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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You need the kind of yeast they sell at the homebrew shop.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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ok say I wanted champagne yeast, at my homebrew shop it is only in little packages from far away, where would be a good place to pick up fresh champagne yeast? or even fresh yeast?

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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I'm a big Northern Brewer advocate so:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...nts/beer-yeast

I should get commission for this stuff....
What are you making?
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by inhousebrew View Post
I'm a big Northern Brewer advocate so:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...nts/beer-yeast

I should get commission for this stuff....
What are you making?

ok but notice how this stuff comes to you inside plastic, inside plastic, inside more plastic? Even the stuff in glass, it stlll can't be fresh coming from online.. So I guess, maybe I should phrase it, where can I get local yeast? ....All I am asking, is where would a homebrewer get some yeast if he didnt have a brewstore around him that sold packaged yeast and he didn't have access to the internet.. There's got to be somewhere that sells fresh yeast in a store..

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #6
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find a peice of fermenting fruit from under an apple/fruit free. wild yeast is everywhere.. you prolly have some on your body right now!!!

edit: actually most fruit have yeast on the outside of it.. you dont even need a rotting peice.. apples are well known for having yeast on them!!

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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Brewer's yeast is a pretty specific type of yeast. You could get it from a local microbrewery, but that's pretty much your only other option.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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the yeast you buy reproduce....new born fresh

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:24 PM   #9
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Purchase a non pasteurized non filtered local beer thats been bottle conditioned, and start from there....

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:37 AM   #10
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so when local breweries brew their batches, where do they get their yeast? I wish my market had some... so wheres the place to get the best yeast? Northern Brewer?

And if I went the direction of purchasing a non pasteurized local beer, what would I do with? Extract the yeast?

 
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