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Old 09-10-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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I have never made wine before and I can't fine wine yeast. Is it ok to use baking yeast. I can find it. I don't mean to sound dumb, but in this case I guess I am.

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Old 09-10-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
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No, you need wine yeast. Any LHBS has it, or you can order it online. Bread yeast WILL ferment but it'll be bad tasting and not ferment fully. Bread yeast's function is to have co2 in the bread so to make it airy and light. Wine yeast and beer yeast's function to make alcohol!

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:31 PM   #3
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Online stores sell wine yeast very cheap, (75 cents to a buck) as cheap or cheaper than bread yeasts. And the dried wine yeasts survive shipping better than the liquid beer yeasts. You won't be sorry you spent the time getting the wine yeast, I made my first brew, a mead, with bread yeast and it tasted like crap!

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