What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by Alirez » Wed, 27 Jul 2005 20:01:06



What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?
i know that you say "buy wine yeast, it's cheap"; but in my country
don't sale wine equipments , even air lock and other things.
i can only find bread yeast.
will be very bad ? or the result will be same as wine yeast?
 
 
 

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by Seismo Mal » Wed, 27 Jul 2005 20:47:34



Quote:

> What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?
> i know that you say "buy wine yeast, it's cheap"; but in my country
> don't sale wine equipments , even air lock and other things.
> i can only find bread yeast.
> will be very bad ? or the result will be same as wine yeast?

I have made wine with bread yeast with drinkable (but not good) results.  
Different bread yeast differ very much with *** tolerance (our local
fresh bread yeast is used/was used to produce mash for distilling and
yeast for baking, yeast intended only for baking don't need any ***
tolerance), taste and flocculation (how fast it will settle down).

You can keep yeast alive for a long time so you don't need to purchase it
very often. There is quite lot of information about storing brewers yeast
in the brewery (http://www.FoundCollection.com/).

I order my yeast routinely from abroad. I live in Finland, we have
homebrew shops but selection is poor. If you live in europe brouwland
(http://www.FoundCollection.com/) is nice place to shop.

Remember, wine was made with wild yeast just a few centuries ago.

seismo malm

 
 
 

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by Mike MT » Wed, 27 Jul 2005 22:24:42


Alireza,   bread yeast will work, but the wine will probably stay
cloudy and taste very "yeasty'.  It's certainly better than running the
risk of spoilage from wild fungi, but not as fine a product as with a
wine yeast.

Mike

 
 
 

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by arne thormodse » Thu, 28 Jul 2005 02:55:48



Quote:
> What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?
> i know that you say "buy wine yeast, it's cheap"; but in my country
> don't sale wine equipments , even air lock and other things.
> i can only find bread yeast.
> will be very bad ? or the result will be same as wine yeast?

I brewed beer once with baker's yeast as an experiment.  It came out
OK, but with a lot of diacetyl (buttery) character.

--arne

 
 
 

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by Ray Calver » Thu, 28 Jul 2005 05:45:15


As stated above bread yeast will clear poorly and will stick with low
*** tolerance.  It will also leave you wine smelling and tasting of
yeast.  Yes I have used it.  Order some wine yeast from a good supplier and
keep it in  the refrigerator.  I have kept packets for 2 to 3 years and it
still worked great.

Ray


Quote:
> What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?
> i know that you say "buy wine yeast, it's cheap"; but in my country
> don't sale wine equipments , even air lock and other things.
> i can only find bread yeast.
> will be very bad ? or the result will be same as wine yeast?

 
 
 

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by Brian Lundee » Thu, 28 Jul 2005 13:14:42



Quote:
> What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?
> i know that you say "buy wine yeast, it's cheap"; but in my country
> don't sale wine equipments , even air lock and other things.
> i can only find bread yeast.
> will be very bad ? or the result will be same as wine yeast?

I suspect *** is illegal where you live, so consider the fact that bread
yeast will produce a hideous beverage as added incentive not to go there.

Brian

 
 
 

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by jeff » Thu, 28 Jul 2005 21:09:22



Quote:
> What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?
> i know that you say "buy wine yeast, it's cheap"; but in my country
> don't sale wine equipments , even air lock and other things.
> i can only find bread yeast.
> will be very bad ? or the result will be same as wine yeast?

If I had to choose between bread yeast and spontaneous fermentation with
wild yeast, I'd choose the wild.

Wild yeast has its own challenges and pitfalls, but between the two, you'll
be more likely to end up with something that still tastes like wine.

after all, before winemakers started coming up with cultured yeast, EVERYONE
who made wine for thousands of years before that, let it ferment on wild
yeast.

Can't be all bad, right?

In the absence of cultured yeast your wine will still make itself. I think
it will still taste better than with bread yeast.

Jeff

 
 
 

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by Joe Sallusti » Sun, 31 Jul 2005 23:11:23


I would do as Jeff says, the grapes have yeast on them already, try the
wild first.

Joe

Quote:
> If I had to choose between bread yeast and spontaneous fermentation with
> wild yeast, I'd choose the wild.

Jeff
 
 
 

What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?

Post by M.H. » Fri, 05 Aug 2005 16:23:45


Quote:

> What if i use Baker's yeast instead of Wine yeast ?
> i know that you say "buy wine yeast, it's cheap"; but in my country
> don't sale wine equipments , even air lock and other things.
> i can only find bread yeast.
> will be very bad ? or the result will be same as wine yeast?

Not a great picture, but the wine is clear. Made with Flieschmans yeast
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
Watermelon on the left, if my SG readings were correct it has an ***
level of 12.2%
Strawberry on the right, I forgot to keep the SG readings

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http://www.FoundCollection.com/