Yep, plenty of people have used it . . . back during Prohibition. I wouldn't mess with it now.Grimsawyer said:Has anyone used bread yeast for their beer before? What brand? What type? (quick acting, bread machine, etc..)
Same here, but not for the same reason.Evets said:I used it once in a mead. .
well, first off it wouldn't be about saving money, kicks and grins thing. and where can you get wyeast or white labs for 1-1.50?SuperiorBrew said:When you can buy dry beer yeast for $1.00 to $1.50 why try to use a bread yeast to save 75 cents and possibly ruin a 5 gallon $25+ dollar batch of beer?
I know this is off your topic but I remeber in 1983 when my older brother was thowing the partys. I think it was somthing like welch's & flyshamins! (i know)HP_Lovecraft said:Same here, but not for the same reason.
Back in 1993, I was only 20, but wanted to "party". I had the great idea that I could skirt alchohol laws by making my own beer. However, there were no local homebrew shops, and I had NO CLUE what I was doing regardless.
So I looked up some online recipes (Cats Meow?). I realized that everything I needed to make Mead could be bought at the local Grocery, and hardware stores. (ie Honey, bread yeast, spices, 6-gal pale from hardware store). I used 2L soda bottles for bottling.
LOL... wasnt bad actually.
I think that Bread Yeast is the same type of yeast as Ale yeast? But it has simply been designed to benefit bread (ie less alchohol, more co2?).
Hodgson's Mill bread yeast is What To Use when you're mashing up corn for the still, or so a friend of mine's friend from North Carolina assures him ... ... I'd bet it doesn't flocculate and goes dormant at about 6 percent ABV, neither of which is a problem if you're dumping it green as grass 40 gallons at a time into Ol' Bessie four days after pitching it.Nurmey said:I think the question should be "why would anyone use it?" I pay 79 cents for Nottingham, which IMO is fabulous dry beer yeast.
Going to the grocery store to buy inferior yeast when it's more expensive than beer yeast seems very counterproductive. The adage "Garbage in, garbage out" comes to mind on this one.
Can you make beer with it, yes. You can make beer in a toilet too but I don't want to drink either.