beer yeast vs wine yeast

beer yeast vs wine yeast

Post by Alex » Fri, 23 May 2003 18:18:55



Hi

can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

 
 
 

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Post by Chuc » Fri, 23 May 2003 03:54:03



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> Hi

> can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

You can if you wish.  It will be the one and only time you do.
Wine yeast too expensive for you?

 
 
 

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Post by Doug Haa » Fri, 23 May 2003 06:18:37


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>>Hi

>>can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

> You can if you wish.  It will be the one and only time you do.
> Wine yeast too expensive for you?

Umm, last I checked beer yeast was more either the same price or more
expensive than wine yeast...
 
 
 

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Post by Dan » Fri, 23 May 2003 17:41:20




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>> Hi

>> can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

>You can if you wish.  It will be the one and only time you do.
>Wine yeast too expensive for you?

Or to turn it around, can wine yeast be used to make beer?

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Post by Alex » Sat, 24 May 2003 10:50:51


would you please answer my q from  the technical point of view ,its
not the matter of price



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>> Hi

>> can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

>You can if you wish.  It will be the one and only time you do.
>Wine yeast too expensive for you?

 
 
 

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Post by Dar » Fri, 23 May 2003 21:34:46


Hello,
From what I've read, you can make wine with bread yeast, so I suppose you
could with beer yeast.  However, I don't know how the wine would taste.  I
think you'd be disappointed with a wine made from beer yeast.  All yeasts
are not the same.  All wine yeasts are not the same.  One of the things I'm
learning about now, is how to use different wine yeasts to improve the taste
of my wine.  As an example, Cote des Blancs brings out the fruity taste of
wines, but the ferment is slower.  I guess you have to ask yourself why
you're making the wine, and what you hope is the end result.
Darlene


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> Hi

> can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

 
 
 

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Post by Doug Haa » Fri, 23 May 2003 22:12:49


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> would you please answer my q from  the technical point of view ,its
> not the matter of price





>>>Hi

>>>can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

>>You can if you wish.  It will be the one and only time you do.
>>Wine yeast too expensive for you?

Yes, you can definitely use beer yeast for wine.  I'm not sure how good
the wine would taste.  In my experience beer yeast contributes more of
it's own flavor than wine yeast.  If you're still keen on doing this try
an apple wine, I know lots of people use ale yeast in apple cider so it
just might work.  It's much more practical to go the other way: wine
yeast in beer.
 
 
 

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Post by Fred William » Fri, 23 May 2003 23:34:32


No. Not "good" wine.  Same goes for bread yeast.

There is a reason for the names: "Wine Yeast", "Bread Yeast", and etc.

Like most people don't paint their car with "house" paint.  You can do it,
but why?


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> would you please answer my q from  the technical point of view ,its
> not the matter of price





> >> Hi

> >> can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

> >You can if you wish.  It will be the one and only time you do.
> >Wine yeast too expensive for you?

 
 
 

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Post by JE » Sat, 24 May 2003 00:07:26


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> would you please answer my q from  the technical point of view ,its
> not the matter of price

Yes, you can. The beer yeast may add some flavors that may not match
the wine you are making, but the yeast should ferment out ok and
produce the ***.

And yes, you can make beer using wine yeast. Some brewers use wine
yeast to finish off a barley wine style beer because the beer yeasts
usually quit at a lower *** level. After the beer yeast is done,
they add wine yeast to finish the job.

Andy

 
 
 

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Post by Brian Lundee » Sat, 24 May 2003 04:37:17



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> Hi

> can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

Yes, but the results might not (probably won't) be to your liking.

First of all, it would help to know what specific yeast you have in mind.
There are scads of beer yeasts, mostly liquid. Dry yeasts for beer are
comparatively few in number. Some beer yeasts simply will not tolerate the
*** level of wine, others will but not without special techniques. If
you are looking for a lower *** wine with residual sugar, that should
not be too much of an issue. For a dry, 12% table wine, it's unlikely you
will achieve that with a beer yeast.

Second issue is flavour. It has been mentioned that beer yeasts can have a
noticeable effect on the flavour, but one must keep in mind that this is due
to chemical reactions in beer wort. With the different composition of wine
must, the flavour effects will almost certainly be different, and largely
unknown.  By and large, people just don't make wine with beer strains, so
you are venturing into uncharted territory. It will certainly be interesting
to hear your results if you decide to proceed.

In any case, pitch big. That is most easily and affordably done if using a
dry yeast. 4 packs for 5 gallons would not be excessive. Ferment cool,
65-68F if you can.

Brian

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Frazie » Sat, 24 May 2003 06:31:24


Yes Alex.  It's technical possible to make wine using beer yeast
and some type of sugar containing juice.

Bill Frazier
Olathe, Kansas USA

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>would you please answer my q from  the technical point of view ,its
>not the matter of price

>>> can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

 
 
 

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Post by Jod » Sat, 24 May 2003 11:54:16


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> >> can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?

As someone pointed out to me a while back, the attenuation
rate/*** tolerance for beer yeasts is too low to ferment a wine to
a balanced level of ***. I don't know of a single beer yeast
strain that will ferment above 10 percent abv. Most quit between 5-8
percent abv. I personally cannot appreciate a wine with any less than
12 percent abv. I remember from my brewing days that I had extreme
difficulty getting my big IPA's to ferment out, and they weren't even
close to the O.G. of my most under-ripe grapes.

Regards,
Jody

 
 
 

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Post by Dan » Sat, 24 May 2003 16:13:20



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>And yes, you can make beer using wine yeast. Some brewers use wine
>yeast to finish off a barley wine style beer because the beer yeasts
>usually quit at a lower *** level. After the beer yeast is done,
>they add wine yeast to finish the job.

Aaah!  Brilliant!

I think that's what I'll do for my next project.

(I'm a brewer who works in a winery..  go figure)

Thanks for the suggesiton.  :)

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Post by A.J. Rawl » Mon, 02 Jun 2003 02:33:45


Yes...  Please post your results if you try it
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>can i make wine with beer yeast ,is it technically possible?