- posted 13 years ago
Is there some way to grow yeast using a homemade alternative to the yeast energizer sold for wine making? I'd like to be able to re-use the yeast from one batch of fermentation for successive batches. Subsequent batches do not ferment well, I assume because of a lack of nutrients in juice (I'm making apple cider from bottled juce). I'd like to be able to avoid having to buy yeast and energizer from the wine making store. Is there anything I could get at the supermarket that would work well for "reenergizing" used yeast? Would pureed bananas, a different type of juice (grape?) or flour and water or something like that work?