using bakers yeast instead of brewers yeast?

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anyone tried that before? whats the difference in the quality of the
brew?

thanks,


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Never tried it, but I doubt that the yeast would be able to survive the
alcohol....

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anyone from India on these boards?

where are you getting your yeast from?

thanks,

Rahul K.  Vachher wrote:
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Rahul K.  Vachher wrote:
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Not from India, but I wouldn't recommend using baker's yeast - it's a
completely different strain.

I have read recently that there is beginning to be an interest in craft
beer in India - do you have any regional or microbreweries around that
might let you have/buy some yeast? Also, there are many mail-order
places on the internet - any of them ship to India? I know that
http://www.morebeer.com has shipped stuff to China, so maybe they will
ship to India as well?

_Randal


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I've used bakers yeast it for wine and cider. I didn't measure the alcohol
content for wine, it was 5.1% for cider and the wine was "a lot" stronger
than the cider, so you should get enough alcohol in your beer.  With bakers
yeast it also takes a lot longer for the fermented product to clear -
refrigerating helps to clear it.  I prefer to use lager yeast for cider
because of the taste and because it clears very fast being a bottom
fermenting yeast. I'm not enough of an expert to describe the taste imparted
by bakers yeast. I would say if you are too busy to bother getting special
yeast or enjoy doing things as inexpensively as possible to give it a try.
Aficionados may scoff - so what?


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Rahul K. Vachher wrote:
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If someone understands the chemistry of why one yeast produces a
different flavor with the same OG and ending ABV, please jump in. Other
than to say that the yeast used does make a difference in the result.
Some yeasts do ferment much faster than others, but clearly something
besides the alcohol determines the flavor.

Your evaluation of "better" determines the result.

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Bill Davidsen wrote:

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There are different strains of yeast, and each proiduces different
"stuff"...technical enough??? :)

    ---------->Denny

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Bakers' yeast is a type of yeast used in baking and is known as
Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This species is also used in fermentation of
beer and wine. Baker's yeast comes in two forms. The first form is
fresh yeast pressed into a square cake. This form perishes quickly, and
must be used soon after production in order to maintain the desired
effects. Dry yeast is granulated and has a longer shelf life than fresh
yeast. In the production of beer or wine, sugar is converted into
alcohol by yeast.  Today there are several retailers of baker's yeast,
one of the best-known being Fleischmann’s Yeast, which was developed in
1868. During World War II Fleischmann's developed active dry yeast,
which did not require refrigeration.
Here are some links:
•    Fleischmann's Yeast - http://www.breadworld.com/index.cfm •    Red Star Yeast - http://www.redstaryeast.com/products.html •    SAF Yeast - http://www.safyeast.com/ •    Lallemand Yeast - http://www.lallemand.com/
Wild


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