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US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« on: January 03, 2016, 04:48:45 PM »
I pitched a packet of US-05 into a blonda ale wort that I brewed and two days later I get the distinct smell of proofing bread dough.  I'm sure it's a combination of the aromatic malt/carapils/base malt plus the yeast.  I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong, it is just unusual to me with this yeast.

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Re: US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 07:53:26 PM »
Hmm.  I suppose it can happen with any yeast.  The most bready yeast I have ever used in my life was Wyeast 1007.  That stuff tastes wonderful!  If you like bread at all.  Probably would make awesome bread.
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Re: US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 11:50:09 PM »
Hmm.  I suppose it can happen with any yeast.  The most bready yeast I have ever used in my life was Wyeast 1007.  That stuff tastes wonderful!  If you like bread at all.  Probably would make awesome bread.

I feel the same way about fermentis S-O4.  Sometimes the early beer it produces can be very "doughy" in my opinion (which usually fades with time).

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Re: US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 12:28:05 AM »
I think that beer and ale yeast is closely related to bread yeast, so rehydrating/starting/pitching dry ale yeast is likely to smell the same as proofing your dry bread yeast.
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Re: US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 12:42:52 AM »
Frank is correct.  Ale yeast and baker's yeast are the same genus and species; namely, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  The difference lies the characteristics of the given strain. 

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Re: US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 01:14:21 PM »
And raw bread dough that's been left in the fridge too long smells like alcohol.
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Re: US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 03:23:52 PM »
I love US-05.  Cleans up well, both flavor and appearance when finished. I wouldn't worry.

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Re: US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 10:59:22 PM »
Active saison Dupont yeast smells suspiciously like bread dough to me.

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Re: US-05 Smells Like Bread Yeast
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 12:14:12 PM »
I just kegged a Blonde Ale and rinsed my carboy into a pail. As I cleaned the carboy, I noticed a strong bready smell. I don't think I have gotten a strong bread like smell from this yeast before. The only thing I can think of is it was a Blonde Ale and not a stout, brown ale, and an AIPA I brewed last month.