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General Category => Yeast and Fermentation => Topic started by: Jackass_Brandy on September 07, 2014, 09:46:42 pm

Title: Fleischmann's Yeast
Post by: Jackass_Brandy on September 07, 2014, 09:46:42 pm
Does anyone homebrew with the Fleischmann's brand of yeast?  I wonder this because I haven't heard anything good about Fleischmann's yeast and brewing since highschool.
Title: Re: Fleischmann's Yeast
Post by: dmtaylor on September 08, 2014, 04:40:04 am
I used it once.  If you like beer or cider or wine that tastes like bread yeast, then bread yeast will do that for you.
Title: Re: Fleischmann's Yeast
Post by: kramerog on September 08, 2014, 07:57:15 am
There used to be a moist yeast cake that was refrigerated sold by Fleischmann.  It was the yeast cake from Budweiser.  That stuff was supposed to be good but I've never actually seen it and heard it has been discontinued.  Bear in mind that good means good for the early 1990s.
Title: Re: Fleischmann's Yeast
Post by: denny on September 08, 2014, 10:05:19 am
I used it once.  If you like beer or cider or wine that tastes like bread yeast, then bread yeast will do that for you.

THIS^^^^
Title: Re: Fleischmann's Yeast
Post by: ynotbrusum on September 08, 2014, 09:39:43 pm
With great beer yeast so readily available, I just can't help to ask why use anything but the good stuff?
Title: Re: Fleischmann's Yeast
Post by: majorvices on September 09, 2014, 04:44:48 am
With great beer yeast so readily available, I just can't help to ask why use anything but the good stuff?

This is what I was thinking. the yeast is the greatest contributor to beer flavor. Up to 80% of the beer flavor comes from the yeast. Don't just throw something in there randomly because it is cheap and easy to find. Use a proper beer yeast and match it to what style beer you are brewing.