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Probiotics in beer fermented with S cerevisiae only?
« on: December 07, 2016, 02:56:01 PM »
There's a lot of debate about probiotics in unfiltered and unpasturized beer. While beer fermented with wild or multiple species of yeast might contain more probiotics the those fermented with ale yeast only, I'm interested in the latter because that is what I prefer to ferment and consume.

Comments please and thanks in advance for your reply.

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Re: Probiotics in beer fermented with S cerevisiae only?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 03:10:41 PM »
I've always assumed that in ales and lagers the beer yeast is out competing these microbes. If not you have an infection.
I eat a spoonful of yogurt and some kim chi or sauerkraut every day. I also regularly consume miso and use kefir and drink kombucha occasionally. I also don't avoid "germs" except when I feel tired or hung over so that I have exposure. I drink at least a little alcohol several days a week, including lots of mead and beer.
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Re: Probiotics in beer fermented with S cerevisiae only?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 03:14:18 PM »
I think of lactic acid bacteria as being probiotic, not yeast.  I do decant off the yeast when pouring out of a bottle than swirling the bottle and drinking the dregs.

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Re: Probiotics in beer fermented with S cerevisiae only?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 04:02:05 PM »
I think of lactic acid bacteria as being probiotic, not yeast.  I do decant off the yeast when pouring out of a bottle than swirling the bottle and drinking the dregs.

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Re: Probiotics in beer fermented with S cerevisiae only?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 04:23:11 PM »
I think yeast contains loads of nutrients, but is it considered a probiotic?

If you want cheap and easy probiotics, make sauerkraut. Its incredibly simple and delicious.

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Re: Probiotics in beer fermented with S cerevisiae only?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 04:29:33 PM »
It depends on what you consider probiotic and why you want to consume it.

If you just want to consume a variety of yeast and LAB then pretty much any unwashed fruit or vegetable will do the job.
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Re: Probiotics in beer fermented with S cerevisiae only?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 03:49:39 PM »
I had heard something about this awhile back but I thought it was antibiotics. Tetracycline, Check this out,        https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100902094246.htm
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Re: Probiotics in beer fermented with S cerevisiae only?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2016, 01:16:02 AM »
I had heard something about this awhile back but I thought it was antibiotics. Tetracycline, Check this out,        https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100902094246.htm
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