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Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« on: August 11, 2015, 08:58:28 PM »
So according to the Australian Indigenous Affairs minister, there's viable yeast in Vegemite because it's being used in moonshine. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-33839742

For a truly authentic Aussie Sparking Ale, pitch how many tbsp of Vegemite per plato?  :o

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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2015, 09:07:54 PM »
I've been trying to figure out what they are using the Vegemite for. It seemed like the articles were being purposely vague. I can't imagine it is for the yeast because the articles are talking about large purchases and yeast is easy to grow

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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2015, 09:34:26 PM »
First they came for the Vegemite and I didn't say anything ...

Just like a government to blame the product and not the underlying causes.   ::)

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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 11:40:20 PM »
I said "do you speak'o my language?"
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite Ale?
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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 04:44:41 AM »
You can make sangria in the toilet.  Course, it's shank or be shanked.
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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 03:27:51 PM »
Isn't "vegemite" something from an "I love Lucy" show?  Vita...meata...vegamin??  Check it out in this old clip.  Funny stuff:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Z264w9_2Q
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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 03:59:05 PM »
I wonder if it's possible to distill out the nastiness. Vegemite is the most vile stuff I've ever tried (although I have yet to try durian or lutefisk, so there is room for it to be knocked from it's perch).
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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 04:05:08 PM »
I wonder if it's possible to distill out the nastiness. Vegemite is the most vile stuff I've ever tried (although I have yet to try durian or lutefisk, so there is room for it to be knocked from it's perch).
I tried durian once at 9:00 in the morning with a hangover. It didn't go well...
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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 04:14:19 PM »
Gefilte fish gives me the boaks big time.

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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 04:16:35 PM »
Isn't "vegemite" something from an "I love Lucy" show?  Vita...meata...vegamin??  Check it out in this old clip.  Funny stuff:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Z264w9_2Q

Vegamite is autolyzed yeast extract.

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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2015, 04:30:32 PM »

Isn't "vegemite" something from an "I love Lucy" show?  Vita...meata...vegamin??  Check it out in this old clip.  Funny stuff:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2Z264w9_2Q

Vegamite is autolyzed yeast extract.
I think he was making a joke. That is one of the best bits from Lucy. She got so tanked. I also remember a bit from Mama's Family with vanilla extract getting everybody tossed.

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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2015, 09:55:21 PM »
My wife keeps Marmite around. I may toss some in my last runnings some time and see what happens. I imagine it will be nasty if it's autolyzed.
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Re: Viable yeast in Vegemite?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2015, 02:21:50 AM »
I wonder if it's possible to distill out the nastiness. Vegemite is the most vile stuff I've ever tried (although I have yet to try durian or lutefisk, so there is room for it to be knocked from it's perch).

I ate durian in Kuala Lumpur once. I bought it on the street and the building right in front of it had a sign on the door with a durian crossed out in red. They were not allowed in the building.
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