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Re: Monia-Brewers Yeast -Reply
>>Do you know if there is a difference between
yeast that is used in bread machines and brewers yeast ?<<
Yes. As well as differences between different strains of brewers
yeast. That's one of the variable that influences the different tastes and
styles of beer. At a macro level, there are ale yeasts and lager yeasts.
Lager yeasts ferment at lower temperatures, in the 50's (degrees
Fahrenheit). Ale yeasts in the 60's. Therefore, you'd want an ale yeast
for feeding a culture at room temperature.
FYI, There are also differences within each of these two categories.
Historically, beer and ale was a regional activity. The sweet wort,
unfermented malt extract, was inoculated by naturally occurring yeasts
in the environment. So the regional differences between yeast strains
as well as the grains grown, gave rise to different styles.
I think it's time to fire up the brew kettle! I haven't brewed a batch in
almost a year, and that batch was a disappointment (it didn't fully ferment
so it's kinda malty sweet). A fellow yhome brewer passed along his
award winning extract recipe for a steam beer I think I might try.