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Title: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: deepsouth on April 04, 2011, 03:24:06 AM
i'd be brewing and baking outside the house, in basically the same place.  uncovered area.  is this ok?  i heard you can't bake and brew in the same place due to the different types of yeasts. 

thanks in advance.
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: colinhayes on April 04, 2011, 03:32:22 AM
I do it inside all the time, and it always works.  Not sure why this could ever be an issue unless you're sprinkling baker's yeast in your beer.
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: punatic on April 04, 2011, 09:05:03 AM
Yes you can - no worries.
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: oscarvan on April 04, 2011, 10:40:42 AM
In fact..... People take yeast cakes after fermentation and make bread with them. I hear Belgian yeasts make great bread.

Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on April 04, 2011, 01:04:06 PM
There is a guy in our club who brews in this garage and has a small comercial bakery in the room just inside.  He has been doing this for a long long time.  His beers and his bread are both excellent.

Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: dogismycopilot on April 06, 2011, 01:13:13 AM
I've baked bread and brewed in the same area, on the same day, with no problems.
Cheers!
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: alikocho on April 06, 2011, 06:51:08 AM
I do both in my kitchen. I'm just careful to keep my sourdough starters away from my pure yeast starters and beers.
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: Pinski on April 06, 2011, 07:16:18 AM
Its kind of become a tradition for us on brew day. We use some of the spent grain from the mash and use a bit of cooled wort to wake up the bread yeast. It's like making your beer and eating it too! Go for it!
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: deepsouth on April 06, 2011, 01:00:51 PM
thanks to all for dispellng the myth i've heard circulated for quite some time!

now to find a good bread book!

suggestions?
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: punatic on April 06, 2011, 04:36:14 PM
(http://images.betterworldbooks.com/074/Bernard-Clayton-s-New-Complete-Book-of-Breads-9780743234726.jpg)
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: tschmidlin on April 06, 2011, 05:19:25 PM
Anything that starts with "New Complete" must be good :)
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: punatic on April 06, 2011, 05:31:11 PM
Bernard Clayton used to live in Hilo too.   ;)
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: gordonstrong on April 06, 2011, 05:59:57 PM
(http://pinchmysalt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/bba1.jpg)
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: colinhayes on April 06, 2011, 07:33:57 PM
(http://pinchmysalt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/bba1.jpg)

this one.  He has a few others, and they're all good.
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: dbeechum on April 08, 2011, 03:55:29 PM
He has a few others, and they're all good.

Agreed, Reinhart is the man when it comes to baking.
Title: Re: can i brew beer and bake bread in the same house?
Post by: colinhayes on April 08, 2011, 06:34:21 PM
Agreed, Reinhart is the man when it comes to baking.

His bread recipes can't be touched by anyone else.  Although, King Arthur Flour's cookbook is the Bible of baking other things...