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SCatlin

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« on: April 01, 2007, 07:17:16 PM »
Howdy.  I was thinking about making a "mystery brew" tonight with all of the leftover grains, hops and malt from previous recipes.  Problem is that I am lacking both the cheese cloth for steeping the grain and brewers yeast.  I can think of several solutions for the cheese cloth, but am wondering if I can use some Fleischmann's Bread Machine yeast that I have in the fridge.  Any idea?

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-Scot

SCatlin

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 07:22:24 PM »
OK.  I just read this article.  This guys says I could use yeast from a freshly opened bottle as a starter for the next batch.  Any thoughts on that?

Thanks again,

-Scot

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 08:47:24 PM »
Don't do either. Go to the brew shop and get a package of dried brewing yeast and brew another time.
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SCatlin

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 11:05:29 PM »
Yeah, that's pretty much the conclusion I reached after digging some more on the 'Net.  I guess I should just stockpile some brewers yeast in the future.

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007, 09:07:07 AM »
FWIW....there are a couple good quick mead recipes out there that use bread yeast.. so it can be used successfully for fermentation....just not in beer

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2007, 09:29:37 AM »
A buddy I used to brew with put some Fleischmann's yeast in a bottle of grape juice and added a little table sugar just for kicks.  The results were...umm...alcoholic, but not what I would call drinkable at all.  I guess if I were in prison or something it would be good, but as long as I can actually brew real beer, I think I'll just stick with that.

SCatlin

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007, 10:02:28 AM »
Thanks for the inputl, folks.  I learned something new.  Always use brewers yeast for beer.

scoop

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007, 05:02:34 PM »
Where are you located??  I have some extra dry 1056 and tons of extra liquid packs lying about.

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SCatlin

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007, 05:20:40 PM »
I live in N. Durham, but work in RTP.  Where are you?  I'm afraid, I'm not familiar with Crow's Belch, NC nor is it on any map.  ;-)

Thanks for the offer!

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2007, 08:50:39 AM »
Quote from: "Kolschboy"
Don't do either. Go to the brew shop and get a package of dried brewing yeast and brew another time.


Depends what you want, I guess. Pitching bread yeast would definitely make it more of a mystery. Haven't read the articles that you guys posted, but they do make use of bread yeast in brews like kvass and sahti. I say, post your "recipe", brew it, pitch the bread yeast, and tell us what happens. What's the worst that could happen?
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scoop

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2007, 12:33:54 AM »
Im in Durham every day (work), and live in Cary.  Crow's Belch is a little place, off the map...

I have shite-tons of yeast sitting here and hops (try 12 #'s).  Ever want any to try, shoot me a msg.  Be glad to help a fellow 'brewer out.